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_n_ QUEUES or "0 fLARS AGO. An aged correspondent writing to a daily contemporary reminds the pre- tent generation that the "queue" is certainly not a. now tiling with regard to food. The writer well remembers passina; tho old company shop more than 70 years ago on her way to school. The queue was a good long one at 9 o'clock in the morning, and in return- ing in the afternoon at oJ o'clock some of the women seen in the morning were still there, more, especially on what was called "Turn books week." The men were paid monthly, having what was called a draw fortnightly One week's pay wvns kept in hand at the works. When it came to the end of the month, that week was called "pinching week," tlie reason of the pinch being that some families drew too much on "turn books"—feasting then a.nd fasting liter. That was in the old days, when the company shop sup- plied everything. People paid the com- pany for their food, clothing, rent, and coal. Best tea was then -Is. per lb., sugar 9d. and 7-Jd. Flour was very' dear. Many of the older local people will he able to endorse the above. i

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