ANNUAL REPORT 1897
NEWCASTLE FOOD REFORM SOCIETY.
Col. COULSON, J.P.
WM. BELL, Esq. : R. H. JUDE, Esq., M.A., D.Sc.
Thos. BURT, Esq., M.P. : Miss LINDSAY.
Rev. Canon MOORE EDE, M.A. : Rev. Prof. J. B. B. MAYOR, M.A.
A. F. HILLS, Esq. : Ald. W. D. STEPHENS, J.P.
G. B. HUNTER, Esq. : Rev. WALTER WALSH.
J. ROCK JONES, Esq.
Representatives on V.F.U. Committee: Regular, Mr. W. G. CLARK.
: Alternative, Mr. WHITFIELD.
W. E. BELL, 33, Dean Street.
WALTER G. CLARK, 4, Nelson Street.
Fifty-two meetings have been held during the year, at fifty of
which the Provincial Secretary of the Vegetarian Federal Union gave
addresses, which were all well received. Literature was distributed
and sold wherever possible.
Twenty copies of the Vegetarian have been delivered weekly to Free
Libraries, Clubs and Reading Rooms in Newcastle, Gateshead, Wallsend,
Walker, Jarrow, North Shields, South Shields, Tynemouth, Hebburn
Colliery; and other literature sent to other Reading Rooms in the
county of Durham.
Letters to the local and metropolitan press have been sent from
time to time. A letter by the Provincial Secretary, "How to
Live on Strike Pay," was inserted in some of the papers having
a large metropolitan and provincial circulation, which brought correspondence
from all parts of England.
Several thousand copies of the Vegetarian have been distributed,
under Mr. Cocking's house-to-house scheme, in Newcastle, Wallsend,
Morpeth, and Hexham, by Messrs. Haddon, Bell, Brown, English and
Clark, and by Miss Aitken.
The friends of the movement in the North believe that the Vegetarian
Restaurant carried on by the - Provincial Secretary is doing a very
valuable work in supplementing the theoretical teaching by practically
demonstrating that good, wholesome, pure, nutritious dishes can
be prepared without fish, flesh, fowl, margarine, lard, suet, or
Attempts have been made to get booksellers to take literature,
these have not, however, been very successful.
On the whole, good, solid, steady work has been done, and there
is no doubt considerable progress has been made in. the North.
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