Re: JGS Thesis by Sylvia Davis
Posted by BJC on June 27, 2020, 11:07 pm, in reply to "JGS Thesis by Sylvia Davis"
Hello Mac (Cummings), |
You've solved it! Well done.
I'm so glad that you came across that link - it was on this website 2 years ago:
Re: Benefit Boot Co Jarrow
Posted June 27, 2018, 11:00 am, in reply to "Re: Benefit Boot Co Jarrow"
Education, I ndustry and the Community: Jarrow Secondary School, 1911 - 1944
Sylvia Davis . B. Ed ., M. A. (Ed)
“Due to the great amount of poverty in the town, there were several charitable organisations. One such charity was the 'boot fund' instituted by the mayor to overcome the problem of the children having to go to school in their bare feet all year round. Collections were made in the town via carnivals and brass bands, collecting from the crowds. However, when times were hard for families it was feared that the boots might find their way into pawn and so before distribution, to safeguard against such a happening, the shoes/boots had a hole cut out of the upper leather, to be made
recognisable as non-pawnable goods. This fund originated in 1921; as circumstances worsened soup kitchens were opened by the working-men's clubs and public houses.”