Railway Times (29/Jan/1842)

The following is a transcription of a historic article and may contain occasional errors.

The Hull Packet says: "In these days of 'cheap bread' humbug, it is refreshing to find something practically beneficial attempted in favour of the poor. With this object a novel duty has been undertaken By the several railways between Manchester and the German Ocean, in conjunction with the 'Flamborough and Filey Fishing Company,' viz. the supplying of the manufacturing towns of Wakefield, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Brighouse, Bradford, Elland, Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Burnley, Todmorden, Rochdale, Oldham, Manchester, &c., regularly every morning, with fish caught fresh the previous evening. The Companies state that the arrangement is entered into in order to place within the reach of the most humble class the means of obtaining cheap and nutritious food, as they are determined to sell cod, haddock, ling, skate, halibut, and plaice, at a price not exceeding two shillings per stone of fourteen pounds, and other fish at proportionably low rates."

Railway Times (29/Jan/1842)


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