Fete At Annery
By kind permission of Mrs Bayly a fete was held on October 16th in aid of the Monkleigh, Frithelstock, Weare Giffard and Landcross Nursing Association. In spite of much illness in the neighbourhood there was a large attendance, and all came in a generous spirit to help a good cause.
The tea arrangements were in the capable hands of Mesdames G Bond, H Bond, F Barrow, Folley, Lang, Martin, Moore, Squire, Withecombe Milman & Youatt, all members of the Nursing Committee, and gave the greatest satisfaction. There was a fancy stall and jumble sale. The sellers at the Fancy stall were Mrs Bayly, Mrs Daw and Mrs Holland, and at the Jumble sale, Mrs Lamplugh, Mrs Lermit and Miss Parsons, assisted by Mrs Seinor and Mrs H Redcliffe. Mrs John Lermit had a stall of cheap bundles, which found a ready sale. Mrs Smith’s side shows were a great draw. Mrs Balsdon had provided an excellent entertainment, although she was unable to be present herself on account of illness in her family. In the absence of Mrs Folley (who has been very ill with influenza) Mr Folley very kindly undertook to run the popular whist drive, followed by a dance. Some very handsome prizes, presented by Mrs Daw at the close of the evening, were given by Mrs Saltren-Willett, Mrs Smyth, the Rev E T Fyffe and other generous friends.
Great credit is due to Mrs Taylor and the staff at Annery for the excellent arrangements they had made at the ‘Bungalow’ and Garage for the requirements of the various events on the programme.
Gazette article dated 26 October 1918