Crombie, Ethel Maud Helen, c.1877-1923

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Crombie, Ethel Maud Helen, c.1877-1923

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c.1877-1923

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Ethel Maud Helen Crombie was born c.1877, the daughter of George Crombie, a York solicitor, and his wife Annie.

In 1907 she co-founded the Ladies County Hospital Linen Guild, a group set up by lady supporters to provide bed linen for York County Hospital, a voluntary hospital established in 1740. Miss Crombie became the guild’s Secretary, a position she held until her death.

She was also secretary of the York County Hospital Needlework Guild, or Nurses’ Needlework Guild, a group set up by the nursing staff of the hospital to provide garments for patients.

Miss Crombie died in 1923 and the Linen Guild was subsequently renamed the Ethel Crombie Linen Guild in her memory. By her will she also established the Ethel Crombie Memorial Fund which in 1925 purchased a holiday home at Filey for the children of St Stephen’s Orphanage, York.

In 1976 the Memorial Fund was amalgamated with that of York Charity Schools, St Stephen’s Home, the William Richard Beckwith Fund, the Arthur Gill charity and the Matthew Rymer charity to create York Children’s Trust.

The new Trust aimed to provide relief for needy children and young people up to the age of 25 and continues to operate as a registered charity today.

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Ethel Crombie Memorial Fund (1925-1976)

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York County Hospital (1740-1977)

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associative

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St Stephen's Home, York (1870-1969)

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Ethel Crombie Linen Guild (1907-c.1948)

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GB 193

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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1901 Census of England and Wales.

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Created by Sally-Anne Shearn, August 2015.
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