National Egg Collection

April 9th, 2015

During the First World War there were many collections to help the wounded that were brought back from combat. These were not always monetary donations. Many people donated practical items such as food. One example of this appeared in the Alfreton and Belper Journal, 1917. A large number of the military patients at Derby Royal Infirmary were taken to Matlock Bath for a day trip. They were met with a warm welcome and received various gifts such as cinema tickets, tea, cakes, vegetables, eggs and a slightly less healthy donation of cigarettes from Nurse Ponsonby.