A regular list of patrons who would give a certain sum each week, month, or year, is wanted to guarantee a regular income for the C.W.L. Canteen for H.M. Forces in Manchester.
" The upkeep of the premises is a question which is very much exercising the minds of those responsible," writes Mr. F. J. Rudman, K.S.G., chairman of the Canteen Committee, " and it is perfectly certain that the canteen must have a regular income."
Annual expenditure for overhead expenses has been estimated at £480, made up of rent, rates and insurance, £120; lighting and heating, £130; wages for two qualified cooks, who work seven hours per day in two turns and every alternate Sunday, £200; and £30 for incidentals such as breakages, papers and hire charges, etc. On top of this £360 was spent in converting the premises mad equipping the canteen before it opened.
Serving day and night seven days to the week. the canteen, since it opened on July 24 last, has served 25,500 hot drinks, 11,200 hot meals, 950 breakfasts, 1,237 teas, and over 50,000 cigarettes.