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Maxwelltown Soup Kitchen tokens

Period:
20th Century
Description:

These tokens would have been exchanged for a meal at the Maxwelltown Soup Kitchen.

 

In 1905, the premises for the Maxwelltown Soup Kitchen was "an old house on Mitchell's Lane" (which ran from Market Street to the High Street, emerging just opposite what is now the Brigend Theatre).  The kitchen appears to have closed in 1927, when dontations were made to the ongoing Dumfries Soup Kitchen, and in 1934 a demolition order on the Mitchell Lane property was imposed.

Materials/Media:
metal
Dimensions:
diameter 32mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1969.129, DUMFM:0198.148
Digital Number:
DMTK001n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council