We had a very busy day in the kitchen, serving over 100 bowls of broth, which is a vast improvement on Monday’s poor start. Gary takes the credit for this. He’s a dab hand in the kitchen and seems to really enjoy the cooking. He won’t let anyone near ‘his broth’, except to give it an occasional stir. This is fine by me because I much prefer fund raising.
We received yet another cheque from Manchester for £49 which is a welcome addition to our funds. We also received a visit from a couple of journalists from the local evening rag, not renowned for its support of the strike, or miners in general. I wasn’t too surprised because one of them is a comrade, which just goes to show the SWP attracts all sections of the workforce. They gave us a cheque for £16 which was gratefully received. It’s even more important because we can add the National Union of Journalists to our list of supporters and this will give a boost to people who are beginning to feel everyone is against them.