In April 1920 the Stockwell War Memorial Fund Committee received a boost when Princess Beatrice, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, attended a bazaar held in Clapham Public Hall in the High Street. By this stage the design had been approved.
SOUTH LONDON PRESS
30 April 1920
STOCKWELL WAR MEMORIAL.
Princess Beatrice Opens Bazaar in Aid of the Erection Fund.
As part of the efforts to raise funds for the Stockwell War Memorial, a bazaar and sale was held in Clapham Public Hall, High-st., Clapham on Wednesday afternoon. The memorial is to be placed at the junction of Clapham-rd. and South Lambeth-rd., and a design has been approved.
The bazaar was opened by Princess Beatrice (attended by Capt. McIntosh), who was received by Alderman George Brittain (Mayor of Lambeth). Also present were the Marchioness Townshend, Miss Minnie Cochrane (from Scotland)., Mrs. G. Brittain, Mr. H. G. Purchase, M.P. (Kennington), Mrs. Purchase, and the following members of the War Memorial Committee:- Mrs. Charles Ashton, Mrs. A. Ashton, Messrs. Wyndham, K. Wise (chairman), Phillip Bryman, Sydney Stanley, Lennard Charles, Samuel Bowller, Nuttall and Councillor May Morgan. Princess Beatrice was presented with a bouquet of flowers by little Miss Priscilla Young.
Opening the bazaar, the Princess wished success to the Fund.
Mr. Purchase, proposing a vote of thanks to the Princess and to the Marchioness Townshend, said that the visit of the Princess was the first paid by Royalty to the borough for 17 years.
The Mayor seconded the vote of thanks, which was acknowledged.
Stalls were under the direction of the following:- Mr. and the Misses Bowller, Mrs. Rice, Mrs. Buckingham, Mrs. Bryman, Mrs. Harrison, Mr. James Rowland, Mrs. A. Ashton, Miss Janet Hunter, the Misses Wright, Mr. Harry Bryman, Miss Marie Lloyd, Mrs. M. A. Stanley, Mrs. Chas. Ashton, Mrs. S. H. Stanley, Mrs. Edwards. An enjoyable entertainment was carried through by a number of artists.