The “Bag Dirt” Strike – Feeding the Children.

August 1902

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 08 August 1902

Feeding the Children.

The Rev. Wm. Matey. Baptist minister, Conisborough, writes:

July 31st, 1902. North Cliff Cottage, Conisboro’.

As you announced in you last week’s issue, we providing breakfasts at the Baptist Chapel, Denaby Main, for about 120 children daily, so long as the present strike continues.

It having been brought before my notice that subscriptions have been solicited in the name of Winter for this object. I should be glad if you would publish this notification.

No cards are issued in connection with the fund, neither are any collectors appointed to beg on its behalf. No one is authorised to receive money on our behalf except the officials of the Baptist Church, Conisboro’ and Mr. and Mrs. Winter.

The object is one which should commend itself to many, and If any would like to contribute to the expenses might I request that they will forward their subscription, however small, or any contributions of provisions to Mrs. Winter, of Balby street, Denaby Main, Mr. Harrison, newsagent, Conisboro’ or myself.

Trusting you will oblige me by inserting this letter and taking this opportunity of recording my thanks for the cordial support we have so far received.”