Another short episode but I am still endeavouring to keep each section separate from the other.
Excerpt from 'THE CLOCK OF TIME' by Gertrude Ruston. (pp 185-186)
"Citizens Advice Bureau and Wardle Recreation Centre at the Perth Royal Show
The Royal Show in Perth is always an excellent venue for publicity and, in order to let people know something of the work of the Council, it was decided that we would endeavour to rent a small portion of the Centennial Hall to show what had been accomplished. I contacted the Royal Agricultural Society and they found us a small stand sufficient for our needs at reasonable cost.
Without charge, an expert very kindly designed the layout for us. Our name stood out in very large letters over the top of the stand, a folding screen each side provided space for exhibits and kept us apart from our neighbours; there was room for a small table and two chairs for people seeking advice, and along the front - facing inwards - we had a set of shelves the top of which was suitably high to display pamphlets. The shelves were invaluable for supplies of necessary papers and equipment.
On the folding screens we had very much enlarged photographs of the C.A.B. and Wardle Centres in operation; the latter showing children happily engaged in activities, and they created considerable interest.
We had gathered together large quantities of pamphlets on every subject connected with welfare, health, young groups etc., and we dismayed when replacement supplies of some of the most important, such a V.D., were unobtainable as they were out of print.
People are not well informed about V.D. and we watched many people pick up a welfare pamphlet, put it over the pile of V.D. papers, and take the two away, thus gaining very important information without embarrassment.
Hundreds of people sought information and used us an active C.A.B., asking questions on many subjects which came within our capacity to answer.
Our wonderful volunteers manned the exhibit on roster, and I filled in whenever possible and necessary. It was considered to have been a very worthwhile effort."