Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Llandrindod's Ladies

From the Brecon & Radnor Express, 3rd June 1915. 

Llandrindod's Ladies.


No better work has been done, in connection with the Llandrindod Town Relief Committee, than that accomplished by the clothing sub-committee, of which Mrs G. W. Moseley is the devoted and energetic secretary.  They have sent 129 garments to the local Red Cross hospital; 62 to the British Red Cross Hospital at Rouen; 337 to local men on service; 46 belts and socks in response to the appeal of H.M. the Queen; 41 scarves in response to the appeal of Lady French; 106 garments to the Viscountess de la Panouse for French troops; 59 to Madame Maton for Belgian troops; 82 to Queen Alexandra's Field Forces; 49 to the Ladies' Emergency Committee, Navy League; 85 to the National Fund for Welsh Troops; and 24 to local soldiers' children.  Receipts for all these parcels, which consisted of 1,020 separate garments, have been received.  There are still 72 garments at the depot, and 20 are now being made.  In addition to the above, 139 Christmas gifts were sent to local men on service, the money for which was collected by the ladies of the committee.  These gifts consisted of cigarettes and wallets, and the packing and dispatch was also carried out by the committee.  The ladies are now anxious to receive the names, numbers, companies, and regiments of all local men on service, so that they can be supplied with socks from time to time as required.  The particulars should be sent to Mrs Moseley, the secretary of the committee.

[A very praiseworthy effort, though it seems a bit of a scatter-gun approach to send random numbers of 'garments'  to so many different appeals.  I wonder what the 'garments' were?] 

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