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 Post subject: Little Maids
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:20 pm 
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These original cuttings were in the back of our old family bible, there is no date but the Maggie Kippax mentioned was born 1908. They appear as Briercliffe News and I would think the Poor Rate is a separate issue to the two articles on the Little Maids.

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PATRIOTIC LITTLE MAIDS----In connection with the National Fund for Providing Eggs for the Wounded Soldiers and Sailors, the local secretary has received 5/1 collected by the following five little girls by the aid of their “Maypole demonstration”:- Maggie Kippax, Sarah Richardson, Ida Whittaker, Jenny Ashton and Ivy Holdsworth. The little maidens are to be heartily congratulated on their patriotic effort.

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The poor rate and sanitary rate for the forth coming period are to be 2s.10d. and 1s.8d. In the pound respectively.
LITTLE MAIDS EFFORTS,-- The local collector for the National Egg Fund has this weekend received 4s.3d. as the result of the efforts of five little girls---M. Kippax, S. Richardson, D. France, M. West, and P. Sutcliffe---with a maypole demonstration in their neighbourhood. Every little helps, and it is pleasing to find even little maids “doing their bit.”

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:37 am 
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I hadn;t heard of the Little Maids.

I wonder who P Sutcliffe was and if D France is an ancestor of Jack France?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:48 pm 
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Can't help with that Mel. It is our family bible, which I only heard about a few years back and have only in the last couple of years managed to locate it. These two cuttings were stuck in the back----I hadn't noticed them before :shock: I would have thought the children were all of the same age, and auntie Margaret (as we knew her, but she was christened Maggie) was born 1908. I googled National Egg Fund 1918 and came up with info on National Egg collection for the wounded 1915, so I am presuming it was around that time, making the girls 7'ish.
I had never heard of them before and neither had I heard of the National Egg Fund-----always something to learn.

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