REFERRING to a claim for outdoor relief by a country applicant, a relieving officer in a Northern town said:
"This man and his wife have only 7/6 a week coming in. He has two daughters working in England, but they give their parents nothing. Each year they come home, dressed in the height of fashion, for holidays, and even then they don't pay. They are like all the modern children — their parents don't matter."
N.B.-the likelier interpretation of the girls' callousness was that English conditions of employment obliged them to dress in style, leaving little money over.