|Rushden Echo, Friday 28th September 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins
The children attending Wymington school commenced this week to gather blackberries for jam for the sailor’s and soldiers. The result of their efforts was 1cwt. 1qr. 17¾lbs. of the fruit. Many thanks are due to Mr C G Ward, grocer, Rushden, for providing many of the receptacles for the fruit, and to Mr Arthur Stratton, of Wymington, for conveying the fruit to the district centre.
|Rushden Echo & Argus, 17th May 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins
The Sum collected in Wymington for the Hospital Collection Fund realised £4 12s 2d. Miss Avery and Miss Rutter made the collection and Mr Fred Houghton is the secretary.
|Rushden Echo & Argus, 19th July 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins
CollectionA collection has been made during the week by the Wymington school children in aid of the Blinded Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Fund. The children were most indefatigable in their efforts. They themselves contributed and were most kindly helped by their parents, brothers and sisters, and many friends. Miss Rutter, head teacher, has forwarded to Sir Arthur Pearson, on behalf of the fund, the sum of £8 and takes this opportunity of thanking all who so kindly helped.
Rushden Echo & Argus, 9th June 1944, transcribed by Kay Collins
PenniesThe Red Cross "Rural Pennies" collection for amounted to £6 18s. 10d.
Salute Week The Home Guard took over the arrangements for Thursday evening, and a shooting competition (.22) was won by F. Wagstaff. A contingent from Harrold, under Sergt. Warren, gave a demonstration of trench mortar fire with practice anti-tank and anti-personnel bombs, explanatory comments being given by Sergt. Warren. Lt. Fisher and Sergt. Phillips made the arrangements, and a good crowd watched the proceedings with interest. Thanks were accorded to the Home Guard for their assistance during the week, and to the visiting squads. On Friday evening a largely attended "beetle drive" was held in the Scout Hut. Mrs. Reynolds acted as M.C. and later presented the prizes of Savings Stamps which were won by Miss Cave, Mrs. Hadley, Miss M. White, Master D. White, P. Cory and D. Coleman. Competitions were won by Mrs. White and Mrs. Reynolds and bouquets of flowers sent by Mrs. Tate realised a goodly sum for the expenses. Refreshments were served by the group secretaries and helpers. The final phase was reached on Monday evening, when the result of the campaign was announced in the Wesleyan Schoolroom. Before the figures were announced Mr. J. W. Reynolds, J.P., C.C., as Chairman of the committee paid a warm tribute of thanks to the general secretary, Mrs. George, and to the Group secretaries and other helpers. Reference was also made to the great help given by Dr. and Mrs. Davies in judging the baby show and by Councillor and Mrs. A. F. Weale in judging the fancy dress parade. The total for the week was £2,552 11s. 6d., and the Chairman pointed out that, although less than "Wings" Week it was actually greater in straight saving investment. A vote of thanks to the Chairman was proposed by Mrs. George and warmly accorded. During the evening a fine set of official war pictures was on view and created much interest. The Group secretaries who did such excellent work were Mesdames Abbott, Robinson, Coleman, Sawford, Lewis and Brightwell (Bedford-road) and Miss M White.