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Vegetarian Federal Union 1889-1911

ANNUAL REPORT 1897

NEWCASTLE FOOD REFORM SOCIETY.

President:
Col. COULSON, J.P.

Vice Presidents
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.

Hon. Treasurer:
W. E. BELL, 33, Dean Street.

Secretary:
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 bones.

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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