North Dean Dole, 1906

In previous years doles have been paid to the poor people of Elland and Greetland at some central place in the townships named. According to the new scheme the money can now be disbursed in several ways. This year persons desirous of partaking have made application to the trustees, and to the accepted ones an order for groceries or other things has been given during the past week. About 200 orders on local tradesmen have been delivered, the value represented being a sum of £40. It will also be remembered that the trustees have granted a sum of £40 towards a district nurse scheme. There are several other ways in which the trust can be distributed. Subscriptions can be given to any dispensary, infirmary, hospital or convalescent home or any institution in which persons suffering from any bodily infirmity are taught any trade or employment. Contributions can also be given towards the cost of outfit for any person under 21 years of age on entering upon a trade or occupation; the provision of passage money, outfit or other requisites in aid of emigration; for providing proper care and supervision (including any necessary costs of locomotion) for poor persons requiring temporary change of air, or special protection, or treatment; the maintenance of any reading room, library or working men’s club and similar objects.