PONY DICK6 Comments
Photo: Frank Orrell
Item #: 32699
Times were hard, people were very hungry. The Pony Dick soup doesn't sound very appetising, but given the circumstances, much needed nutrition provided by the kitchen folk was surely received with gratitude. God bless whoever funded the soup kitchens during the difficult times of 1893.
Pony dick was the name of the mine
I have read books on the 1890s and the lock outs at the pits.It was devastating for people with young families.
Frank, thank you for the photo.
Fortunately the Pony Dick soup commitee of Pemberton managed to dish up, for the colliery workers dependants. No doubt members from other districts were also going short during the dispute of 1893, as it was a general lockout.
Great photo Frank.