Children to be paid to pick Blackberries

Children picking blackberries

Blackberries Children to get 3d. A lb for picking A discussion took place on the subject of blackberries for jam. The Kent Agricultural Committee wrote asking the Food Control Committee to appoint an organising agent for the borough to arrange and superintend the picking of blackberries by children and their conveyances to recognised jam manufacturers. Children would be paid 3d per lb. (pound) for all they picked, and the organising agent would be paid £3 per ton (imperial) for his services. Tuppence for transport would be provided. In the course of the discussions doubt was expressed as to whether there would be enough blackberries found within the borough area to justify any action. The matter was ultimately adjourned till the next meeting for the Executive Officer to consult the Rural District Food Controller and the head schoolmasters of the district and to report further

Blackberries – Children to get 3d. A lb for picking

A discussion took place on the subject of blackberries for jam.

The Kent Agricultural Committee wrote asking the Food Control Committee to appoint an organising agent for the borough to arrange and superintend the picking of blackberries by children and their conveyances to recognised jam manufacturers.

Children would be paid 3d per lb. (pound) for all they picked, and the organising agent would be paid £3 per ton (imperial) for his services.  Tuppence for transport would be provided.

In the course of the discussions doubt was expressed as to whether there would be enough blackberries found within the borough area to justify any action.

The matter was ultimately adjourned till the next meeting for the Executive Officer to consult the Rural District Food Controller and the head schoolmasters of the district and to report further.

Source: Bromley & District Times, August 1918

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