Fleetwood Chronicle - Tuesday 20
BELGIANS AT ST. ANNES.
WEEK END ARRIVAL OF REFUGEES.
About twenty more Belgian refugees
arrived at St Annes on Friday afternoon. A large crowd of people assembled in the vicinity of the
station early in the afternoon, but towards five o'clock it was reported that the refugees would
not arrive until the following day. Some time later, however, a number did arrive and were driven
in cabs to houses placed at their disposal.
Eighty more refugees arrived at St.
Annes on Saturday, and in the presence of large crowds were conveyed to the buildings which for
many years have been used by the Manchester Wood Street Mission. They were poor, weary folk, and
they bore evidence of having suffered considerable hardships.
The Mission has been made very
comfortable. Extra furniture has been installed and the place bears a cosy appearance. There are
130 beds in two large rooms which are to serve as men's and women's quarters respectively. The
meals will be taken in a smaller room.
The Manchester Wood Street Mission Holiday Camp looking towards the
The Ormerod Convalescent Home and the Manchester Children's Hospital Holiday Home
seen in the distance.
The building will be heated and electric
light is to be installed. The St Annes Council have undertaken to supply the current
Miss Alice Macara, daughter of Sir
Charles Macara is acting as hon. secretary. The refugees were given a splendid reception, and the
St Annes residents are doing all in their power to make the people of the little nation