The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 84
During the year the Association has extended its work in a new direction, by opening a Girls' Club for the benefit of those employed in factories, shops, and other places during the day. Suitable rooms in Manners street have been rented and furnished, and are open every weekday from 12 a.m till 2 p.m., and from 7 p.m. till 9.30. Mrs. Louth is engaged to attend at the rooms. A good supply of books, games, and amusements has been provided. Two ladies are at the rooms each evening to instruct the girls in any work they may wish to learn, to give lessons in writing, or to help them to spend their evenings in an enjoyable and profitable manner. The names on the book now number sixty; but we regret to state that since January the attendance has not been encouraging. We trust, however, that a fresh start will be made now that the evenings are lengthening. As a stimulus, the idea of a sale of work has been suggested to the girls, in the hope that it Will be beneficial in a twofold aspect—viz., by adding to the funds, and by inducing the girls to attend more regularly. Those who now spend their evenings at the Club are delighted with the prospect, and are diligently working up any material that has been kindly given for that purpose.