Will work for buns

firewoodOn 23rd March 1945, at the tail end of the Second World War, a Blantyre mother brought her 12 year old son before the School Management Committee to explain why he persisted in playing traunt.

The lad alleged he was coaxed by a Blantyre firewood merchant to travel on his cart and help deliver around the doors. When asked by the chairman “what payment did you receive?”, the boy answered “nane. He jist gies me a bun and buys me intae the pictures”.

Source: Sunday Post March 1945

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