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A mammy ladles out a plateful of 'chop' to this young pupil of the Mohammedan [Muslim] school at Bathurst [i.e. Banjul], the Gambia, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/136

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

A series of British Official photographs (Crown Copyright Reserved). They each have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:

'School feeding in the Gambia.
To ensure that school children at Bathurst [now Banjul], capital of the Gambia, are properly nourished, the department of Education has introduced school feeding. The Gambia is the smallest and oldest of the British African territories. At the Bathurst school the pupils receive one nutritious midday meal per day'.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1949

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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Former / Other Reference




Date information

DateText: Dated '1940s' in the original typescript catalogue..

Finding aid date

2003-10-29 12:32:25+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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