“This hospital is being used for permanently disabled soldiers, so that it will probably remain open for a long time”

The ladies of Stratfield Mortimer folded their sewing group which had supported soldiers.

The War Working Party

The Committee wish to make a final report with reference to the funds which remained in their hands. These were laid out in the purchase of a sofa, an Indian cane chair, and a Singer hand sewing machine, which have been given to the Sutherlands hospital (Reading) for use there until that hospital closes. It will be remembered that this hospital is being used for permanently disabled soldiers, so that it will probably remain open for a long time. When that hospital is closed these properties are to be handed over to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. A most grateful letter of thanks has been received from the Sutherlands Commandant, who is especially delighted with the sewing machine, which will be in constant use by the ladies who undertake the heavy task of mending.

Stratfield Mortimer parish magazine, November 1919 (D/P120/28A/14)

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