39th annual report 1984; notice of 39th Annual General Meeting 1985
Edinburgh and Leith Old People's Welfare Council
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Edinburgh and Leith Old People's Council was formed c1945 to provide care and services for the elderly through a range of educational activities and social clubs, as well as day centres and residential homes.
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Jane Millar, Astley Ainslie Hospital, November 1996
Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
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