WHAT WOULDN’T WE DO FOR A CORONATION? This wonderful tissue paper wrap was discovered in a pile of forgotten ephemera. Couldn’t help but share.
three ONE spare copy if anyone wants it, preference to Ephemera Society members, let me know in comment box.
Ritchie was involved in other community activities:
UNEMPLOYED WORKERS DISTRIBUTION OF FRUIT.
Mr. L. Norris, secretary of the Unemployed Workers’ Movement, Launceston, writes:-The Unemployed Workers’ Movement wishes to acknowledge the assistance given to its fruit distribution committee by various bodies, and private individuals, in distributing apples free to the unemployed of Launceston, we especially thank the following Mr. J.S. Ritchie, fruit-grower, East Tamar; Mr. J. Stillwell, Henry Jones Co., West Tamar; Messrs. Alfred Harran and Son, River Steamers Pty. Ltd..,Messrs. Clements and Marshall, Launceston Marine Board, ‘The Mercury’ and the ‘Examiner’ offices. For the month of April we distributed over 50 bushels of apples. The fruit is distributed after gaining a free ticket at the unemployed meetings, held in Luck’s Hall, every Friday morning.” The Mercury, 4 May 1932.
J. S. Ritchie also seems to be something of an entrepeneur:
FIRST TO SHIP APPLES Mr. J. S. Ritchie, Bay View, East Tamar, whose property was visited by the Select Committee set up by both Houses of Parliament to enquire into Tamar shipping facilities, was the first orchardist in the Tamar Valley to ship apples to the United Kingdom. In 1907 he sent a consignment of 90 cases of apples to England through Hobart by the s.s. Moldavia. Mr. Ritchie owns about 1000 acres of land on the east side of the Tamar and also 200 acres at Sidmouth on the west side. Launceston examiner 24 January 1946.