December 14th, 1910

Council Meeting held Wednesday, December 14th 1910 at 3 o’clock


Present Miss Emily Cox (Chair), Mrs. F. E. A. Cooke, Mr. H. V. Herford, Mrs. Whittaker, Mr. Dale, Councillor James Johnston & Mrs Aldridge.

Apologies. Apologies for absence received from Mrs. Tomlinson and Misses Hall, Frances, Stapleton and Hudson.

Minutes. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and passed.

Poor Law Reform Association. A letter was read from Mrs. Hamilton of the National Poor Law Reform Association asking the Council to arrange a meeting. It was agreed that as the question of Poor Law reform was outside the scope of the Council’s work nothing could be done on the matter.

Finance. The Treasurer then presented the financial statement.

Annual Meeting. It was agreed to hold the annual meeting on the earliest date possible in February and that Mrs. C. E. Lees the Mayor of Oldham be invited to be the chief speaker. Councillor James Johnston promised to again arrange for the use of the Lord Mayors Parlour. It was agreed not to ask for tea.

The Council list was revised for the Annual Report.

Sub-Committee Minutes. The Sub-Committee minutes were read.

Bakers and Confectioners Grant £25. It was reported that the Amalgamated Union of Operative Bakers and Confectioners wished to assist the organisation of the Women Confectioners Society and had made a proposal that a grant of £20-£25 should be made to the Council to be used between February and July in making a thorough canvass of women confectioners in the Manchester District further sums to be granted if meetings were arranged in the other towns. Councillor Johnston moved and Mr. Ed Dale seconded that the proposal be agreed to. It was carried.

Women in Shipping Industry. Mr. Herford moved and Councillor Johnston seconded that the Society of Women in the Shipping Industry be invited to send a representative to the Council.

Sir C. E. Schwann