Once more our [Cuckfield] ladies have come to the front and distributed no less than 135 tons of coal amongst the poorer classes of the district. The Misses Byass have taken a very active part in the distribution. Mr E Godsmark was commissioned to supply the coal.
Mid Sussex Times 26 January 1881
Contributed by Malcolm Davison.
Painting: Women carrying sacks of coal in the snow - Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890), from Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands.
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