A teacher at Sheepscombe School (Gloucestershire) from 1896 to 1927 was born in Danzig and came to England in about 1885. She married an Englishman from Lancashire, George Jolly, who became the headteacher at the school at the same time. The couple served the village community in many different ways for 30 years before retiring to Devon. We have often wondered why Marie came to England (no others from her family came). Her grandson thinks that a petition from young women to the army commander in Germany may contain the answer (a shortage of men!). We have a copy of the petition letter writeen in a Gothic German script. Maybe someone knows about this petition already and can tell us what it really means. If not, perhaps you know someone who could translate it accurately for us.