Barrow boys

Ways of making money

By Anthony Smith

I only remember being a barrow boy once as I didn't have a barrow. I " borrowed " my stepbrothers pram and took luggage from Beach Station to F block on North Denes holiday camp. I think I got 5 shillings.

Two other money making opportunities were carrying bags for the bookies at the race course. Once I remember the guy I approached must have had a good day because he told me he didn't want any help but gave me half a crown anyway.

The other way to earn some cash was to collect herring from the " Freshers" quay as they dropped out of the baskets during unloading, these I think sold for 1 shilling each.

This page was added by Anthony Smith on 04/12/2008.

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