Posted: 12/12/2017 at 15:44
Liriodendron, I write all that for the Local Libraries History pages, we never forget, it is people often do not want to know. Poverty is something we all have differing views on. We were definitely a Village with many layers. Doctors Lawyers Managers at ICI, then small holders and business people. we had those in work with something coming in each week and those with nothing and I mean nothing, all this in one small village as it then was. Mother giving me a carrier with a small piece of bacon some vegetables out of the garden and in season maybe a couple of eggs, take that across the green to Mrs H. do not let her see you put it behind her front door. Her husband was in jail for stealing some roots from one of the market gardens that surrounded the village, he tried to get food for his three children and was caught. No slap on the hand, Durham Jail and hard labour, his wife left to beg from the Church fund or starve. My Sister and I had separate bedrooms so it was quite a shock to find some of my friends at school slept four in a bed and two on the floor, a mix of boys and girls. Kids coming to school in sand shoes stuffed with cardboard in mid winter and my first real girlfriend dying of leukaemia, no cure for it, she did not make 17.
One day in school as Teacher took the roll she called a name and a voice called he will not be coming Miss a bomb hit the house last night they were all killed, The Teacher was crying but I think it was for us lads who took it so normally, Death was something that happened, no big deal.
Now we have idiot Government agency's telling us what is good for us, food waste on a massive scale, it could never have happened in our era and should not be happening now, what happened to common sense when millions starve in other parts of the world. Having travelled and seen some of it I get angry when they talk about poverty here. Some sense would cure all of it and possibly help where it is really needed.
Last edited: 12 December 2017 15:46:32