The need for eggs is greater than ever

So many people kept chickens that the gift of eggs to hospitals for the wounded was an obvious patriotic offering. Some people had more to give away than others. Three ladies in Early had donated over 1000 eggs each over a two year period.

NATIONAL EGG COLLECTION

Eggs are collected every Thursday at the School, for the sick and wounded. During the two years ending in May, over 9,000 have been given by the residents of Earley.

Our chief contributors are: Mrs Hissey, 1,200; Miss Montizambert, 1139; Mrs Bastow, 1,041; Mr G Hatch, 971; Mr J Lewington, 777; Mrs W Hatch, 733; Mrs P Davis, 630; Mrs Wooridge, 421; Mrs Dance, 389; Mrs Dunlop, 262; Mr F Johnson, 260; Mr Culham, 246; Mrs Hallaway, 218; Mrs G Webb, 205; Misses Beauchamp, 150; Mrs W Nash, 124; Mrs Andrews, 100.

Among those who have given less than 100 are, Mrs G Cane, Mrs Cottrell, Mrs Hutt, Mrs H King, Miss Lea, Miss Liddiard, Miss Nickes, Mrs Prior, Mrs Shotton, Mrs Slaughter, Mrs Whitworth.

The Collector for this district is Mrs de Bathe, of Hartley Court, and she writes to say how very grateful the people at the hospitals are for the eggs, and that the need for them is greater than ever. There is to be a Flag Day on July 14th when Mrs de Bathe hopes there will be a good response especially from this district.

Earley St Peter parish magazine, July 1917 (D/P191/28A/24)

Advertisements

“The wonderful collections of eggs … are so much appreciated”

The eggs collected by children and others for the wounded were much appreciated.

The following letter has been received by Miss A. Barnett acknowledging the eggs which have been sent to the Reading Hospital for the wounded:-

Hartley Court, Reading
August 3rd, 1916.

Dear Madam, –

I am so extremely grateful to you for the wonderful collections of eggs you have been sending us. They are so much appreciated now, as the hospitals are so full here, and they say they are the most valued gifts they have. Will you please sat how much obliged we are to the school children and others for thinking of the wounded.

Yours sincerely,

ADA DE BATHE.

Bracknell section of Winkfield District Magazine, September 1916 (D/P151/28A/8/9)