top of page

1881: Ladies distribute tons of coal

Updated: Dec 7, 2023


Women carrying sacks of coal in the snow by Vincent Van Gogh

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.


Visit Cuckfield Museum, follow the link for details https://cuckfieldmuseum.org.

19 views
bottom of page