|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
For sawing and chopping one log in this manner the worker was paid ninepence. One log made two bags of firewood, which were sold for a shilling each - a trifle under the usual price. The men who delivered the bags were paid three half-pence for each two bags.
As there were such a lot of men wanting to do this work, no one was allowed to do more than three lots in one day - that came to two shillings and threepence - and no one was allowed to do more than two days in one week.
The Vicar had a number of bills printed and displayed in shop windows calling attention to what he was doing, and informing the public that orders could be sent to the Vicarage by post and would receive prompt attention and the fuel could be delivered at any address - Messrs Rushton & Co. having very kindly lent a handcart for the use of the men employed at the Labour Yard.