Bazaar & Fete, 1922(ii)
Lady North was President of the Bazaar Committee. She also held a stall for Cambridge University. Lady North had been Mayoress for her husband, Sir Jonathan North, during the long years of the First World War. She was a prominent and influential social figure, supporting many events in connection with the University.
Mrs. Fielding-Johnson opened the Bazaar on Thursday 18th May, 1922 (each day a prominent figure was chosen to open the event). As the wife of Mr. Thomas Fielding-Johnson, who had purchased the site of the 5th Northern General Hospital (a military hospital operating during the First World War) to become the site for a potential University, she was very much involved in University matters, supporting her husband at social engagements and fundraising events.
The Mayoress, Mrs. Heath, opened the Bazaar on Tuesday 16th May, 1922 (each day a prominent figure was chosen to open the event).
"The Mayoress, who had dipped generously into her own purse for the dainty tea and the 14 handsome prizes, computes that her nest-egg for the stall will be richer by £50 through the event.”
Lady Faire was born in Leicester in 1853 to members of the Pickard family. She was a Vice-President of the Bazaar Committee, a role that was mainly intended for important social figures as a demonstration of support for the effort. She also held a stall for Toronto University and the Leicester Mail.
She died in 1925.
Miss Vincent was Honorary Secretary of the Bazaar Committee. She also held a stall for Glasgow University. She was the daughter of Sir William Vincent and had acted as Mayoress to her father during his term of office.
"She has inherited much of her father’s grip of affairs and organising power and it is safe to expect that under her guidance the Women’s committee will make a success of the bazaar and garden fete which it has undertaken for next year.”
Mrs. Swainston was the Honorary Organising Secretary for the Bazaar Committee. She also held the stall for McGill University at the Bazaar.