Remembering how we marked Remembrance
This weekly series is from the Bucks Examiner dated 75 years ago this week. The articles are produced in association with Amersham Museum www.amershammuseum.org.
INCREDIBLE total for Remembrance appeal
For the 1940 Poppy appeal, the inhabitants of Amersham (including Coleshill and Little Missenden but not including Chesham Bois) raised the incredible sum 0f £317 16 shillings and 6d for the Poppy Appeal (more than £18,000 at today’s values).
The article on the sum raised in the Bucks Examiner edition of November 22 1940 listed all the collectors with how much they had raised as well is showing church collections, school collections and collections in motor garages.
Other collections included Shardeloes maternity hospital and Amersham Hospital (newly established as a combination of a local emergency hospital) as well as St Mary’s Paddington moved out of London to avoid the bombing.
Mrs Darlington, wife of Old Amersham’s undertaker & builder, raised £7 17 shillings and 4d.
SITE FOR REMEMBRANCE: The War Memorial park in Old Amersham