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From: Josephine Jeremiah <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] FOOD FOR BRITAIN - I know all about that
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 18:16:19 +0000 (GMT)
On 05 Feb, Trevor <> wrote:
> For some reason my most vivid memory is of the calico flour bags turned
> inside out and stitched around the parcel to keep it safe in transit.
My Mum's family used to receive food hampers from relatives during the 1926
strike.The contents of the hampers were always well sewn up in canvas, for
travelling, and included a variety of staple foods. So wrapping up of food
like this must have been the usual way of the times.
This is what makes reading family history memories so fascinating -- seeing
how people went about doing things in ways which are far removed from our
lives of today.
> Oh, and also the indelible pencils used to address the parcels. There
> were indelible pencils everywhere long after we stopped sending parcels!
> Does anyone remember indelible pencils and how they had to be licked
Yes, we had one at home and the writing came out purple. Ian says they are
still available. He's just Googled for "Indelible pencil"
One of the sites which came up mentioned that War Diaries in the First
World War were usually written in indelible pencil.
Josephine's Books, Ian's Pages, The Clutton 'Do' and
the Glamorganshire Canal.
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