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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 2 (June 1, 1928)

”Poppy Day” At Newmarket. — Workshops Effort Appreciated

Poppy Day” At Newmarket.
Workshops Effort Appreciated.

In reference to the “Poppy Day” collection at Newmarket Railway Workshops, we have pleasure in printing the following letter from the Mayoress of Newmarket:—

“I would esteem it a great favour if you will be good enough to allow me to express through the medium of your publication, the sincere thanks of the lady helpers and myself for the courtesy extended by Mr. Ronanye in allowing us the privilege of collecting in the Newmarket Railway Workshops on ‘Poppy Day.’ I should also like to include the heads of the various departments, whose assistance was very much appreciated. The result of the collection in Newmarket was very satisfactory indeed, the sum of £64 being the total collected in the district. One box contained £24, and this was the largest sum collected by any one individual in Auckland during the day.”