Extract from the diary of Capt Ferguson, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
We held a big sports meeting this afternoon, on the terraces of the gardens of this chateau. They make a fine track, five times round to the mile. It was a good show with good prizes. The officers race was won by Capt Sproule, QM, but he got a big age start. After dinner, I had some good bridge with Forsyth, [Lt-Col] Roddy & Smith; we let the New Year in with a bottle of Port.
Extract from war diary of 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
Companies training as per Programme during morning. Games were played during afternoon. Major W.H. Sparling M.C. rejoined from leave.
Extract from war diary of 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
The battalion “sports” were held in the chateau grounds, commencing at 2.00pm and concluding at 8.00 pm. Rain fell during the morning, but it cleared up for the afternoon. The Divl. ground played on the ground, and the G.O.C. Division graced the proceedings with his presence. The battalion was divided into 5 groups, A,B,C,D, and H. Qrs. H. Qrs group won the Championships prize which the Commanding Officer gave to the group scoring the most points. The whole proceedings were a great success.