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Vegetarian Federal Union 1889-1911

ANNUAL REPORT 1897

BERMONDSEY VEGETARIAN SOCIETY.
28, TROTHY ROAD, BERMONDSEY

President
Mr. PHILIP TOVEY.
Treasurer
Mr. H. J. HALL.
Seecretary
Miss A. H. COLE.
Committee:
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 activity.

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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