Red Cross

Red Cross in the late 1950's

Local members of the Red Cross in the late 1950's. Janet Plummer, Carol Jordan, Janet Balsdon, Joan Birch.

A branch of the British Red Cross Society was formed in the early 1950's at West Down House, and inaugurated by Mrs. Fraser with the expertise of Nurse Russell and Sam Tedman.

Some meetings were held in a room at the Bradworthy Inn and an annual fête was held at West Down during the summer.

Mothers with young children were encouraged to attend. This event gradually petered out towards the end of the decade.

Red Cross around 1958

The Rev. A.E. Dobson with the Red Cross around 1958. Iris Cheese, Mrs. Fraser, Pat Hart, Janet Plummer, Ann Wright, Rev. A.E. Dobson, Jean Birch, Christine Bond, Sam Tedman, Sheila Brown, Shirley Brown.

There is currently a medical loan centre where items of equipment may be borrowed.

The biennial collection held for the Red Cross donates part of the funds collected for the maintenance of this equipment.

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