Dining hall Trades

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Dining hall Trades

Post by Kit Bartlett » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:03 am

Does any one remember the trade of Knife wiping in which all knives, forks and spoons had to be laid out on the table prior to each meal and specifically wiped clean with a most unsavoury looking cloth ?

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Post by J.R. » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:36 pm

Doesn't ring any bells with me.
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Post by sejintenej » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:57 pm

J.R. wrote:Doesn't ring any bells with me.
nor me (and I was a trades mon). I wonder if this was in our earlier days of rationing etc because after the new supervisor crockery and cutlery seemed pretty clean
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Post by michael scuffil » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:12 pm

I remember no such trade, and certainly not when I was trades mon.
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Re: Dining hall Trades

Post by postwarblue » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:02 pm

'Knives' just laid out the places from a large box of kfs. Lucky boys got a fork with four whole, straight prongs.
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