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'Time to Spare'


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UP TO Now we have been hearing from the unemployed themselves what a curse ' time to spare ' is; tonight we are to hear what can be done to make the best of it. For time may be made to pass quickly and usefully until permanent work can be found for at least some of those who are now without it.
Lincoln has certainly been foremost in the way of organising social work, and the Lincoln People's Service Club runs clubs for carpentry, metal-work, boot - repairing, and so forth. The work is entirely voluntary, and the spirit communal.
It must not be forgotten that other towns have their clubs and organisations, and have done splendid work, nor must it be overlooked that there are towns that have the will but not the money to run them. It is the intention to bring an unemployed man to the microphone to explain just what one of these clubs can mean to one of those who is in enforced idleness.


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