"The Union canal was accessible all the way out
to beyond Sighthill - after that it was countryside and not so interesting.
could always gather frogspawn, catch sticklebacks, minnows and leeches,
although the leeches were fairly disgusting, especially if (as I did once)
you found one attached to your big toe.
might take a
'piece' with you to
stave off hunger - a 'piece
on jam' or butter or whatever the filling.
It could be a 'sangwich'
or an open slice of bread.
usually to have a 'plain
loaf' for bread, and
only occasionally a pan loaf, but I think that was simply a matter of
taste rather than economy."
Stuart Burgess: Devon, England: September 17, 2009