Joan Kleinwort and the WVS
The respect and admiration in which Mrs Kleinwort was held is evident from the pages of the tribute book presented to her in 1945.
In the same year she was awarded the MBE in recognition of her outstanding public service. We show some of the congratulatory telegrams and letters that flooded in when the honour was announced, including one that simply says “I shall always feel that it stands for Most Brilliantly Efficient.”
Calling All Dogs !!
This is a poem from Mrs Kleinwort's 1945 tribute book, displayed separately
I’m shaggy, beautiful and free,
My ancestors, now long asleep,
Now, canines fat and canines thin,
And dog in kennel, Peke on rug,
SO WHAT DID THE SUSSEX W.V.S DO
Among many other activities they:-
*It would be easier to list what they didn’t do!
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