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By Nicola Gauld

On This Day, 3 August 1917

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Birmingham Daily Post

Friday 3 August 1917

AMBULANCES FOR THE WOUNDED

BIRMINGHAM HORSE AND VEHICLE OWNERS’ EFFORT

A movement to which the Lord Mayor (Alderman A. D. Brooks) has given his patronage, has been initiated in Birmingham by the Horse and Vehicle Owners’ Association for the purpose of raising a fund for the provision of a number of motor ambulances for the Red Cross Society. Employees of members of the association had through their trade unions agreed to cooperate in the work, and it is hoped that allied trades may also join in the effort. Mr. Thomas Hawkins and Councillor J. Gregory had been appointed joint hon. secretaries of the fund, for which the subscription list will be open from August 1 to October 31. The proposal was discussed at the quarterly meeting of the Birmingham Horse and Vehicle Owners’ Association, when a strong appeal was made by Mr. Lawrence C. Tipper, who presided, to members to give their hearty support to the fund.

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