Bunny old days

I HAVE been looking through the Hunts Post web site and find letters there regarding the Bunny Fellowship that was run by the newspaper. My father ran Howard & Sons fish & chip shop at Foster s House, 35 High Street, Huntingdon, from the early 1930s to

I HAVE been looking through the Hunts Post web site and find letters there regarding the "Bunny Fellowship" that was run by the newspaper.

My father ran Howard & Sons fish & chip shop at Foster's House, 35 High Street, Huntingdon, from the early 1930s to May 1945 and during this period all Bun pennies (the one penny coin that had Queen Victoria with her hair in a bun style) that came in to our shop over the counter were put to one side and kept for the Bun Penny Fellowship Fund that helped towards having the new children's ward built at the local hospital.

In 1941, my brother Peter was given the bronze medal because my father had collected £35 8s 8d during 1940 to 1941. In those years, especially during the war, this was a lot of money, but my family was dedicated to raising this money from bun pennies for such a good cause. We also used unsold Hunts Posts for wrapping the fish and chips during the war years as a part of the "waste paper campaign" to help the war effort.

MALCOLM HOWARD


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