10 JUNE 1911, Page 3

The proposal of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation to sell

twenty acres of land, once part of Wandsworth Common, but now in their possession as a freehold, has attracted a good deal of attention and, not unnaturally, been the cause of con- siderable protest. Mr. Hayes Fisher, as Vice-President of the Corporation, very properly, from his point of view, contends that those responsible for the Corporation cannot sacrifice the objects for which they bold the land in trust to the general public interest. They must maintain their school, and apparently they have no funds from which they can do this short of the sale of their superfluous land. At the same time he is very anxious to prevent the ground from being built over, and is now negotiating with the London County Council, who are inclined to buy the twenty acres as a recreation ground.