The GREAT War 1914 -
Adlington, Anderton and Heath Charnock remember.
More regarding the Prince of Wales’s National Fund
Perhaps the relief was not always best spent, but showing how it was meant to be used -
Chorley Guardian and Leyland Hundred Advertiser 5 September 1914
CHORLEY RELIEF FUND
A local fund has been started to be administered in co-
Applications Declined Granted
North 95 56 39
South 151 121 30
East 96 41 52
West 38 12 26
The total amount of relief distributed up to last Monday amounts to £42 6s.6d. Most of the relief is given in kind, that is, a card to a certain value is given to the applicant, who can take it to a shop and make purchases with it until the amount is exhausted. There have been cases where spending has been indiscriminate and unwise. For instance, a woman after obtaining her card directly went and bought a blouse, a pound of the best boiled ham, two black lead brushes and two pounds of apples. In the majority of cases, however, the money has been wisely laid out.
Relief and asylum were also sought for some 100,000 Belgian refugees who escaped to England. Adlington and district responded generously.