The kitchen got off to a great start as far as customers were concerned with about 80 pickets turning up. Unfortunately we had a bit of a disaster with the soup because all the lentils and peas stuck to the bottom of the boiler and burned the soup. We had to pour the lot down the drain. Fortunately we had plenty of bread and eggs so the lads didn’t starve. An important lesson learnt, you must stir the soup regularly!
A group of students from Newcastle Poly came down and gave us a cheque for £116 which they had collected over the weekend. This gave us a tremendous boost and we put a huge sheet of paper on the wall so that we can write down all the donations we receive and the pickets can clearly see who is supporting us. It will also put all finances into the open so we can hopefully avoid being accused of benefitting personally.
Some berk called Michael Eaton has been appointed as NCB spokesman to take over public announcements from Ian ‘The Elephant Man’ MacGregor who has become an embarrassment to his paymasters.