Re­mem­ber­ing how we marked Re­mem­brance

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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

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