Women's lives in Britain in the First World War - and other things.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
An Appeal To Working Parties
From the Western Times, July, 1917.
AN APPEAL TO WORKING PARTIES.
To the Editor of the "Western Times."
Sir,—Socks and mufflers, but socks especially, will be required in as large or even larger numbers than before, for our troops at the front this autumn and winter. May I, therefore, urge the many working parties, and individual helpers, who have so generously helped the Mayoress's Depot in the past, to continue, and, if possible, increase their efforts? We now have many Devon battalions at the front, and in addition we receive urgent requests for bales from the Director-General of Voluntary Organisations. I am sure it is hardly necessary to remind working parties that the Mayoress's Depot is permitted to supply wool from the War Office at cost price. It would greatly help us if we could hear from affiliated working parties the approximate quantities of wool they would wish reserved for them during the coming months. I shall be happy to hear from any one desiring information on the matter.
J. KIRK G. OWEN, Mayoress.
The Guildhall, Exeter, July 18, 1917.