ANNUAL REPORT 1897
BERMONDSEY VEGETARIAN SOCIETY.
28, TROTHY ROAD, BERMONDSEY
Mr. PHILIP TOVEY.
Mr. H. J. HALL.
Miss A. H. COLE.
Mrs. HAMLIN. : Mr. A. JENNINGS
Mrs. TATE. : Mr. J. STEIN.
Mrs. G. BATEMAN. : Mr. F. W. TOVEY.
Mr. A. HADDOCK. : Mr. J. PERRYMAN.
Mr. F. TYMMS. : Rev. FRANCIS WOOD
Mr. H. J. HALL. : Mr. F. W. WELCH.
EXTRACT PROM REPORT.
The work of the Society has increased steadily since the last report
was presented, an addition of thirty having been made to the members
roll, and we have had a number of inquirers, some of whom are, unfortunately,
too poor to afford even the nominal subscription. Our Meetings'
list has included Addresses to Mothers' Meetings. Temperance Societies.
Bands of Hope, Mutual Improvement and Debating Societies; about
eighty in all have taken place.
Several large meetings have been held at Bermondsey Town Hall,
The Royal Victoria Hall, Hawkstone Hall, the Ragged Schools, Gedling
Street; two "At Home Co." entertainments which, though
they they did not result in so large a cash surplus as last year,
were eminently successful in point of attendance and in the interest
shown in the strictly proceedings.
A parcel of literature valued at about £3 was handed to the
South London Food Reform Society upon the dissolution of that body
together with the books of that Society, in order that the work,
so far as possible, might he continued by the B.V.S. We have to
thank most heartily the ladies and gentlemen who have by time, talent,
etc., contributed to the work of the Society.
The subscription list is only slightly in advance of that of last
year, but this is a society where a large majority can only afford
a shilling a year subscription this is a difficult matter to arrange;
and it is only through the increasing efforts of our workers that
we can get through the amount of work which lies at our door. The
opportunities are enormous, and only lack of funds curtails our
We hope that in the future, as in the past, our members will rally
round us, and if, during the coming year, each one brings but one
more, our Society will speedily become a power in the district.
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