October 2nd, 1906

Council Meeting Tuesday October 2nd at 3pm


Present Miss. A. Amy Bulley (chair), Miss Ashton, Miss Cox, Miss Gaskell, Miss Esplin, Mr. Herford, Mr. Marr, O. M. Aldridge Secretary

Apologies. Apologies for absence received from Mrs. Cooke, Mrs. Welsh, Miss Hesse.

Minutes. Minutes last meeting read & passed.

Representation at Guildhall Conference on Sweating. In response to invitation of the Anti- Sweating League the Council decided to ask Lady Schwann to be their representative at the Guildhall Conference on October 24th.

Finance. Mr. Herford next presented his report on finance. After discussion it was resolved not to invite new subscriptions until after the opening of the exhibition. Sir C. E. Schwann had written asking for an opportunity of meeting the Treasurer & the members of the Council re finance during his visit to Manchester. Agreed that members should on hold themselves in readiness to attend special meeting when called upon by the Treasurer.

Proposed to arrange a Conference of Trade & Cooperative Organisations. It was thought advisable to endeavour to arrange a conference of Cooperators & trade unionists in Lancashire and Cheshire on November 27 the last Saturday of the Exhibition & to urge the delegates to support the Council in their efforts to secure better conditions of labour and wages for women and girls. Agreed that all delegates should be invited to attend the Exhibition. Arrangements for the meeting were left to Councillor James Johnston and the Secretary.

Openers of exhibition. The Secretary reported that the exhibition would be opened on October 8th by Sir C. E. & Lady Schwann & that the Lord Mayor would preside.

Amount of guarantee fund £401. That the Guarantee Fund had reached £401

33 different trades to be exhibited That about 33 different trades mainly local, would be exhibited and that all arrangements were well in hand.

New trade organisations possible. The Secretary also reported that at the close of the Exhibition it might be possible to form unions amongst women in the Fancy Box & Brush making Trades.

Miss Cox nominated for Education Committee. Miss Emily Cox was again unanimously recommended for nomination as the Council’s representative on the Manchester Education Committee.

Nov 7th 1906 Emily Cox