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This is the dietary for the Huddersfield Workhouse. This was the list of meals supplied to the inmates of the workhouse.
(Catalogue ref: MH 12/15070)

Weeks Dietary for 150 inmates - Huddersfield
Workhouse, April 24th 1848.

DAYS

BREAKFAST

DINNER

SUPPER

 

 

 

 

Sunday

6lb flour and oatmeal
boiled in 6 gallons old
milk.
7oz wheaten bread

24lb's rice boiled - served
with sauce, sweetened with
treacle, seasoned with sweet
pepper - 5lb's flour, 2lb's
treacle, used for sauce.

46lb's flour boiled with 6
gallons old milk -

No Bread

Monday

46lb's flour boiled with 6 gallons old milk -

No Bread

4 shilling's worth shin of beef
or leg offal stewed with 42lb's
potatoes. 3 gills average
served out with an Oaten cake

6lb of flour and oatmeal
boiled in 6 gallons old
milk-
Half an Oaten cake

Tuesday

32lb's oatmeal boiled in
6 gallons old milk -

No Bread

48lb's oatmeal boiled into
porridge served with
22 quarts buttermilk
22 quarts old milk

6lb of flour and oatmeal
boiled in 6 gallons old
milk-
Half an Oaten cake

Wed'day

 

46lb's flour boiled with 6 gallons old milk -

No Bread

5 stone flour and 5lb suet,
made into pudding
6lb flour and 2lb treacle used
for sauce

6lb of flour and oatmeal
boiled in 6 gallons old
milk-
Half an Oaten cake

Thursday

46lb's flour boiled with 6 gallons old milk -

No Bread

13 gallons milk served with Oaten cake

46lb's flour boiled with 6
gallons old milk -

No Bread

Friday

46lb's flour boiled with 6 gallons old milk -

No Bread

19lb's beef, 21Ib's bacon,
112lb's potatoes

6lb of flour and oatmeal
boiled in 6 gallons old
milk-
an Oaten cake

Saturday

46lb's flour boiled with 6 gallons old milk -

No Bread

 

32lb's oatmeal boiled in 7 gallons milk -



The matron, when detailed what the dietary had been, said that she could not perchance continue to make soup with so little leg offal and she had that week used 6/- worth instead of 4/-. The old women have a quarter of a pound of sugar, and half an ounce of tea allowed for a week's consumption in addition to their share of the foregoing diet. These were formally served from the Grocer's weighed up.

For the establishment two pounds butter is got per week. This has to serve for the Master and Matron, the old women and sick children.