It was announced in the Times of July 15 1936, that an appeal was being made for funds to enable Rodborough Common, near Stroud, Gloucestershire to be handed over to the National Trust, and that the sum needed was £700, of which £250 had been raised locally. The honorary treasurer of the fund, Mr W R Payne of Rodborough, now states that, largely owing to the the assistance of The Times, the amount of the endowment fund required has been fully subscribed or promised, and that arrangements are being made by the National Trust for the future control and regulation of the common.
The full list of subscriptons, making a total of £713 0s 5d is as follows:-
£100 Stroud Rural District Council
£30 RJ Tyrrell, Rodborough
£50 11s 3d Rodborough Jubilee Fund
£26 5s Messrs Strachan and Co Ltd
£25 each F J Steel, J S Daniels, W R Payne, AR Lee, E B Worth, Stroud Urban District Council
£20 each GA Mathews F M Smith Bruce Swanwick, C Ashman Carter
£15 15s Cainscross and Ebley Cooperative Society
£11 7s 3d part proceeds of Rodborough Fair
£11 1s William Knight
£10 10s A Mann and Mrs Mann
£10 each Lord Vesty; John Rowell, ROP Paddison,
£5 5s W. G Downing, A Margetson (in memory of Wm Margetson; Rotary Club of Stroud; JM Margetson (Goldalming)
£5 each Ernet Davies, J Brooke, Mrs RM Mole (in memory of Mrs Boyd), RA Cameron (Liverpool), GF Abell (London), Mrs MH Wills, S Chew Hooper, FG Yeo, SS Marling, G Trevor Wellington, Frank Shaylor, FL Daniels, R J Caruthers-Little
£3 3s each Mrs L Watson and Rev C E Watson, Mrs AG Keely and Mrs Hughes (in memory of Mrs Horden)
£3 each Miss EG Whiting, Mrs GFG Pollard, (St Mawes)
£2 2s each Mrs SV Bride, C Mildred, A Gladman, Mrs M Davies, Stroud Central School for Girls, Miss AM Stephens, C B Robinson (Birmingham), AR Smale, AA Horder, Wm Bellows, Mr and Mrs Lindsey Winterbotham, JN Tod, Albany WArd, Mrs and Mrs J Lionel Daniels, AG Pritchard, Robert Dodd, AB Cooke.
£2 each Mrs JM Chambers, HHG Bennett (London), CA Hayward
£1 10s Dr W Hooper, Redhill, Surrey
£1 1s each B Hudson, R Bird, RE Garnett, Miss EC Yeo, Miss SM Daviss, FC Hodges (Guildford), FJ Okey (Boscombe), AGA Bennett (London) AL Drew, AR Taylour, HC Hunt (London), the Rev LV Miller, HW Clarke, W Newall (Fourstones, Cumberland), Mrs Clarke, Miss LH Stern, Miss M Butterworth (Bristol) Mrs HLF Cubitt, Miss MA Wilkins, Cheltenham Science Society, Smith and Lee Ltd, R Russell Smith, The Misses Payne, Anon per FAM, The Misses Anderson, Miss ML Cowlin (Bristol), Fredk King, Miss AM James, FW Beck, Mrs CH Griggs.
£1 each GW Pearce, WA Strange, LEP Wolferson, Mrs Semmence, Miss GM Strickland, KP Humpidge, Mrs GH Cowen, Fred Harper, HW Stephens, JS Corrigan, Danvers Bidlake,
10s 6d each CJ Tanner, GE Jones, Mrs C Hensmen (Bedford)
10s each HP Davis, RB Chandler (Weston Super Mare), The Misses Hodges, RP Elliot, Mrs EM Browne, F B; Miss Saumarez, Smith (Steyning), Miss Bramley, Miss A Baker, The Rev GH and Mrs Crossland, Miss LE Beedham, Mrs B Harrison (in memory of Charles Bass), Mrs VF Prescott (Cheltenham), Mrs B Hillier, Antil, AE James, FC Humpidge, Miss MC Lewis, AD, Dr HH Mould, AF Butler (London).
5s each Mrs A Graham Major Crawley Boevey; Miss Purnell-Edwards, Miss Mills, Miss Meyr, Miss Franklin
2s 6d each R J Weston, G Chandler, Miss MP Fitxgerald
1s Nurse Miles, Miss H