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First World War

Comforts Funds and Appeals for Soldiers Welfare

During the First World War there were many comforts funds, fundraising associations and appeals for the welfare of soldiers.  The museum's collections contain some interesting items from the time.

Prisoner of War Care Committee

 



The Overseas Tobacco Fund, First World War.
Accession Number: KO2302/01



Christmas Puddings for Our Armies at the Front appeal, with card address to Mrs Mary Briggs, Mayoress of Lancaster during the First World.  She was heavily involved in many of the fund raising and welfare activities and did much to support the soldiers of the local Territorial Force battalion, the 5th Battalion of the King's Own.
Accession Number: KO2590/198

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Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time.  Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions.  An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.

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