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A Day in the Life of a Young Sheffield Steel Worker
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Lunch: What I eat for my lunch

Lunch: What I eat for my lunch

Really have one break per day. It will be a one-hour break just for you to have your lunch and just relax and have a cup of tea and read the paper for a bit.

You can do what you want basically; you can got to the shops, the sandwich shops. As long as you are back in time they are fine with it.

We had five, five canteens with cooks, waitresses, we had three gaffers’ dining rooms. That’s, first stop when you started a job then you used to go to army stores and get yourself kitted out, that’s where you used to get your ex-ammunition bag from and your mashing can and they used to the, them food things, we used to even have, have them in us mashing thing as well, them steel, ex-army, yeah.

I found that in the grinding wheels worked by steam power, the engine stops at dinnertime for an hour but not on Saturday. Martin Herefry, aged 11 said 'we never worked at meal times the man was very kind to us, I have to live badly and if I had no dinner he always gave me a bit. I worked in the crinoline factory once. There we worked in our breakfast half hour and in our dinner hour and we were forced to whether we liked it or not.