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Cramlington, Soup Kitchen (c. 1920s)


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Cramlington, Soup Kitchen - Click for bigger imageCramlington's soup kitchen in the Black Watch football field (East Cramlington). This was straight opposite East Cramlington school. Soup kitchens were used to provide a meal for people who were very poor. This sometimes was a result of strikes, such as the miners strike. Jim Blight can be seen in the background with a pony and cart. Back row left to right: (2) Billy Patterson (3) Haddock (5) Sam Heard (7) Linton (8) Penhallurick. In the front row, left to right: (1) Sam Ord with bucket (2) Tommy Holland (3) Jack Hoskins.


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