Local women fundraisers

From the beginning of the war women’s organisational skills enabled them to play an important role in raising funds for the war effort. Vast sums were needed to pay for munitions, supplies for troops and new equipment,

From selling crafts and homemade cakes, to putting on concerts and entertainments local women work tirelessly to raise money to support the men fighting abroad.

St Neots Corn Exchange, seen on the right, was used for many fund raising performances during WWI, and became the Cinema in 1915

St Neots Advertiser article, 5th May 1916

Drawing of a similar local ‘Pierrot’ performance in 1917, by talented local artist Dorothy Wrycroft