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The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen...Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen...Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown


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The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen...Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen, Ball-street, Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862. Unemployed Lancashire textiles workers queue for food. Preparing the soup; The Maze; the distribution...The soup-kitchen...was opened on the 8th of April, and has been in constant operation since...The soup made [in the boiling-house] is of excellent quality, containing 70lb. of beef, 50lb. of barley, 65lb. of peas to the hundred gallons, besides vegetables and seasoning. It is sold at one penny a quart, being less than the cost of the material, without calculating expenses of labour or plant...the maze...[is] the antechamber to the kitchen...the distribution commences at eight o'clock, and a number of the Friends personally superintend the operation...At present 1000 gallons [of soup] a day can be made, and that quantity could be largely increased at a small outlay. The actual quantity delivered last week was 17, 246 quarts, and the previous week 16, 884. In addition to the amount sunk every week, the soup-committee have made considerable grants in soup-tickets to the Provident Society, the City Mission, Ragged School, and other public bodies'. From "Illustrated London News", 1862

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