Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


The Primrose League 1916



The St. Annes Ladies' Committee of the Primrose League, working for the Red Cross, met three days each week during the year, at the Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road, for the distribution, and receiving of work. Twelve consignments of garments and comforts have been sent up to headquarters, consisting of 345 day-shirts, 34 night-shirts, 15 jerseys, 1,344 pairs of socks, 266 pairs of mittens, 339 pillow eases, 93 mufflers, 119 treasure bags, 191 knitted woollen caps, 12 cholera belts, 41 pairs of hospital slippers, 87 helmets, 4 sheets, ,19 bed and writing tables, and 97 other articles, a total of 3,006, making, with what had previously been sent up, a grand total of 11,134 articles.

The amount received this year in donations, receipts from whist drives, etc., amounted to £163 6s. 10d., making a total, with what had been previously received, of £615 9s. 6d. To which must be added an amount of £9 6s., the result of a Christmas draw for a doll, at Mr. R. J. Hargreaves (ticket 37).

Several parcels of comforts have been sent to local men serving with H.M. Forces out in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and France, and also one to a local man, prisoner of war in Germany. The committee take the opportunity of thanking all who have assisted in any way for the success of the work, and ask for their continued support for more donations, gifts of materials and comforts. The Committee still meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in each week, from 2-0 to 4-0 p.m., in the Parish Rooms.

St.Annes Gazette, December 1916