Record

LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)YMCA/K/1/4
TitleGreen Book 3 (Emigration, Employment and Training, the Far East, Field Kitchen)
Extent54 items
Date1906-1918
DescriptionThe photographs in this Green Book relate to the YMCA's work arranged according to the following sub-divisions: emigration, employment and training, the Far East and the field kitchen.

Emigration: photographs illustrating the YMCA's work in assisting young men who wished to emigrate which was begun in about 1908 by offering advice, information and practical help, work which was largely undertaken locally by the association in the ports of Liverpool, Plymouth Southampton and London.

Employment and training: these include photographs of some of the YMCA's pioneering training schemes which were established for disabled service men including those at Wharncliffe Hospital at Sheffield and the at Sidcup and Sandon which provided training, for example, in horticulture and poultry keeping; and photographs of one of the employment bureaus - in Dean Street, London - which were set up by the YMCA under the aegis of its own Employment Department set up in 1916 in order to assist discharged soldiers and sailors in finding suitable employment and to give advice on pensions.

Far East: these include photographs of YMCA facilities and activities of Rangoon and Singapore YMCAs and elsewhere, some of which predate the First World War.

Field Kitchen: a single photograph of a mobile field kitchen.
Access StatusOpen