£1000 to be raised in 3 months

In connection with Worcester’s adoption of Gouzeaucourt, the Committee appointed to make the final arrangements met at the Guildhall on Monday.

The Mayor (Ald. C. Edwards) presided and there were present: the Mayoress, the High Sheriff and Mrs W. G. Day, Sir Ivor Atkins, Mrs Carlton, Mrs T. A. Hobbs, Mrs Knott, Mrs E. C. Harrison and 18 others.
The Mayor said that they had to consider what would be the best way to help Gouzeaucourt, and what amount they could reasonably raise; and further whether it would be to the advantage of the fund for them to ask someone to go over to Gouzeaucourt to see what was most required. They were very badly in need of a dispensary and water supply. Would the Committee consider it out of all reason if he suggested a minimum of £2,000 in 3 months as the amount to be raised?

Col. Webb said that he did not think that they would raise £2,000 in 3 months. He suggested that they should endeavour to raise £1,000 in 3 months and guarantee another £1000 in 12 months.

Mr Sutton Corkran pointed out that it took 13 months to raise £10,000 for the Infirmary…

Major Rowe said that the money for the Infirmary was raised before the trade slump came. He thought that they should aim at £1,500 and spread the amount over 3 years. He also thought that they should spend the money raised in restocking the farms rather than in building and other work.


Berrow’s Worcetershire Journal, Saturday 5th March 1921