Lady May’s “Our Day” Rose Fund 1916
I came across a list of doners from the Hong Kong Muslim community to the above fund dated 23rd October 1916.
I am trying to find out what the event was.
In the China Mail 23rd October 1916 page 4
There seemed to have been various community events/fairs/raffles/films/plays/dances etc raising money to what appeared to be the Allied cause for World War I, including an auction of roses.
Who was Lady May? (Governor’s wife?)
What exactly was ‘Our Day’ all about? What was the symbolism of roses all about?
Who organised “The Fund” and who benefited from the donations from different sections of the community of Hong Kong?
If anyone comes across any photos, pictures, postcards, social history material etc related to the event please post them here.