Fundraising 1912 style

Richard Adams has passed on a copy of a brochure for a three-day bazaar held in the Victoria Hall in December 1912 to raise funds for All Saints Oakham.

A packed programme included musical recitals, dramatic productions, sideshows and competitions (including Hat Trimming for Gentlemen, Nail Driving for Ladies, Candle Lighting with one match and Memory Test). The aim was to raise £600, primarily needed (a little ironically perhaps) to replace the church heating system!

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