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Alfred

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school dinners,
« on: Jun 23, 2020, 02:54:40 PM »
before the coronavirus emerged i used to see school children going to the fish and chip shop buying  a bag of chips,


in years gone by many children as we were then, had school dinners, i was one of them, as my mother like  many other families worked, how ever at least the meals varied,  chips may be alright on occasions  but with over more weight children munching chips on a daily basis cannot be good for their health ,


Q; do you think school dinners  could, or should,  make a come back ,   

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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #1 on: Jun 23, 2020, 06:24:45 PM »
All those years ago I can still smell the school dinners.  Cabbage is the one I remember most, yuk.    I took butties and an apple to school .

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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #2 on: Jun 23, 2020, 06:25:51 PM »
I remember kids from my school 60 years ago going to the chippy. Not a new thing.
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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #3 on: Jun 23, 2020, 06:27:41 PM »
 ;D  My mum worked at the chippy!
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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #4 on: Jun 23, 2020, 06:28:18 PM »
Lucky you Zoon  !  I bet you got all the batter bits....

zoony

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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #5 on: Jun 23, 2020, 06:31:16 PM »
Batter bits? Not a bit of it..Much better than batter. I went to the upstairs caf and had whatever I wanted! ;D
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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #6 on: Jun 23, 2020, 06:32:38 PM »
We used to buy a bag of batter bits for a penny I think it was.....

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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #7 on: Jun 23, 2020, 07:06:07 PM »
They've always been free up here if asked for..'Fishbits' they used to be called and often contained pieces of battered fish...The two old ladies that owned Greasy Aggies and did all the cooking didn't see that well...Not much hygiene control in those days either but I'm sure the vinegar was stronger..
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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #8 on: Jun 23, 2020, 09:54:54 PM »
Love fishbits!...as kids we used to bags the crust off a warm bloomer loaf. Thinking about grub in the 60's a while back.
Spanish Wood..two twigs for a penny. My fave chocolate was Old Jamaica and loved Victory V lozengers. At School the cornflake tart was smashing and they did a mince in gravy with finely chopped carrots. At Art College they pimped this dish up and added dumplings- Beef Cobbler i think?..it was 1977 in Mansfield.

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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #9 on: Jun 23, 2020, 10:36:12 PM »
"It was 1977 in Mansfield and 't rain fell down like gravel..The sweaty bus was wheezin' damp but didn't 'ave far to travel.."..I like that idea..
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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #10 on: Jun 24, 2020, 01:09:55 AM »
I was made to walk home for lunch so I never stayed school dinners. At 14 I got a part time job at the local Greek chippy and learned a lot about the world of work.

Among other things I discovered I was good at selling people stuff they had not initially asked for by suggesting that X would go nicely with Y. About 50% took up the suggestion. Nowadays they call it up-selling.
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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #11 on: Jun 24, 2020, 07:14:44 AM »
I really enjoyed school dinners.Coming from a poor family this free meal was usually the only meal of the day.
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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #12 on: Jun 24, 2020, 07:16:23 AM »
After dad died we were poor enough to qualify for free school lunches which at 14 I found humiliating
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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #13 on: Jun 24, 2020, 12:02:18 PM »
I started school dinners from day one during the war when mam was on warwork.  Five old pence per day; 2/1d per week!  Monday, I recall was always Cheese Tater which was quite palatable.  Chocolate Semolina always brought forth ribald remarks regarding it's progeny! Salad was always a challenge to see what insects and other suspicious objects were hiding in the lettuce.  The food was prepared off site in a WVS canteen and delivered in an ancient green Morris Commercial van around all the local schools.

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Re: school dinners,
« Reply #14 on: Jun 24, 2020, 12:13:22 PM »
Tesco offer both fresh rhubarb and tinned - don't know if the fresh is seasonal
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