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workers’ prayer, 1930s

University of Newcastle Archives (from a surveyor’s notebook)

The Workers Prayer

Our Father which art in Newcastle John Brown is thy name Give us this day our daily 18/- bob And forgive us for taking it As we forgive them that take it from us Thy will be done in Pelaw Main as it is in Richmond Main And lead us not on the paths of intelligence or action But deliver us from Starvation For thine is the power of production

Amen

Written in pencil in a surveyor’s note book, used in Richmond Main Colliery. The verse dates probably from the 1930’s. The surveyor’s note book is part of the Archives of Richmond Main Colliery, held in the University of Newcastle Archives.

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