From The Nottingham Evening Post, December 16th, 1915
THE MINT AND THE GAS METERS
The Mansfield Corporation have received a letter from the Deputy Master of
the Mint asking them to clear the automatic gas meters at more frequent
intervals, as owing to the exceptional demand for silver coin, it would not
be possible to issue bronze coin to anything like the usual extent this
A number of local slot meter collectors have enlisted, and women collectors
are now filling their places. Under the new circumstances the gas manager
reports that he is doing all he can to accede to the request from the Mint.
INTERESTING GATHERING IN NOTTINGHAM
In place of the customary speech day, the gathering in connection with the
Nottingham School for Girls in the Mechanics' Large Hall this afternoon,
took the form of a concert by pupils, and a distribution of certificates.
For the second year in succession the prize winners voluntarily surrendered
the books which they thought they might claim, and the proceeds of the
concert are to be utilised for the benefit of our soldiers and sailors
blinded in the war, and men otherwise disabled and maimed.
Miss Clark, the headmistress, presented an instructive and encouraging
report of progress.