Meal memories

Meal memories

Meal memories

First published in Readers' letters

SIR – Re the article in the T&A on August 28 in reference to Green Lane Primary School. When I was a young child in the early 1940s, I remember the wonderful smells coming from the kitchens at the bottom yard at Green Lane.

We kids used to see large containers being put into vans, these were the meals being sent out to other schools, and there were quite a lot.

I also remember attending Drummond Road Upper School in my early teens, we got our free meals at a chapel building round the corner from the school.

These meals were a Godsend to us children, things were very hard for poorer families with children, I often wonder how we survived.

Mum had a very large cooking pot and in this would go bones from the butchers and any veg she could scrounge, added to this was barley.

The pot would be topped up with veg on a daily basis and would last many days.

We didn’t have fridges, freezers or any of today’s mod cons or posh furniture like many today, but I never thought I would live to see children starving in this day and age.

Does nobody make their own meals anymore? It’s heartbreaking to read and hear that some children are starving in Great Britain.

Catherine Alderson, St Margaret’s Avenue, Bradford

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