|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
commencing in the morning and leaving off at four, with an hour's interval for dinner between twelve and one. They finished the `plant' and painted the front of Rushton's shop. When all this was completed, as no other work came in, they all had to `stand off' with the exception of Sawkins, who was kept on because he was cheap and able to do all sorts of odd jobs, such as unstopping drains, repairing leaky roofs, rough painting or lime-washing, and he
was also useful as a labourer for the plumbers, of whom there were now three employed at Rushton's, the severe weather which had come in with
January having made a lot of work in that trade. With the exception of this one branch, practically all work was at a standstill.