Wigan Pioneer Charity Movement
The Archbishop of Liverpool, Mgr. Downey, will bless and open a House of Hospitality at Wigan on November 27, which has been established under the control of a local committee of clergy and laity.
It will be the only one of its kind in the country from which charity will be disbursed to all who are in need, irrespective of creed. In addition to food and clothing, shelter will be provided for men at the centre, which is a voluntary undertaking.
An enquiry office will meet the difficulties arising in connection with Unemployment and Health Insurance, rents and similar problems and will also serve as an employment centre. The educational facilities will include debates, lectures, literature and a free library. It is hoped that this is but the beginning of a national scheme whereby similar houses will come into existence all over the country.
THE LAST PARADE
On Sunday last one of Liverpool's most distinguished battalions made its last parade. It was the 6th King's Regiment (Liverpool), T.A. Battalion, which is shortly to lose its present identity, and its Catholic members took part in an Armistice Sunday Church Parade to St. Charles's Church, Aigburth.