Queen Mary’s Needlework Guild WW1

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The Guild oversees local groups of women who volunteer to sew comforts and surgical items for the armed forces and clothing for the poor.

Between June-October 1915, the Guild supports the HGS Centre for War Service at the Institute (up to 60 women sew in the Music Room). When this closes, the Guild helps to establish the itinerant Garden Suburb War Hospital Supply Depot.

Many Suburb ladies sewed for charity in the Guild, but some Suburb women sewed for pin money at the Hendon Workroom for Women

Photograph, HGSAT191
Queen Mary’s Needlework Guild WW1
Related person/organisation
The Hampstead Garden Suburb Archives Trust is a registered charity, known as Suburb Archives. It is responsible for ensuring that the archives of the suburb are properly cared for and are accessible to all.
Related Collection
Volunteering was undertaken on an almost industrial scale in the Suburb during the Great War