“Our War Savings Association has held its last meeting”

A War Savngs Association closed.

Our War Savings Association at the Parish Room held its last meeting on March 31st, 1919. We commenced on February 26th, 1917. The membership was not so large as it might have been, owing no doubt to being late in the field, as several institutions in the town had been started. Those members who took advantage of it, however, saved consistently, and the final account, passed by the auditors, showed at that date that there were 25 members still actually saving. During the period the Association was in existence nearly 7000 6d coupons were affixed to Savings Cards for members; 206 15/6 War Savings Certificates were exchanged for members’ completed cards, and 218 Certificates were purchased outright by single payments, making a total amount saved of £328 12s 0d. only £4 14s 6d was withdrawn during the whole period. Any of the members who still wish to save can do so by means of special 6d stamps, to be obtained at the Post Office, who will also supply a card for the same. When 15/6 has been saved in this way, it will be exchanged for a Certificate at any Post Office.

Newbury parish magazine, July 1919 (D/P89/28A/14)

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