We are lucky enough to have the minutes of Cossall Parish Council back to when the parish councils were formed in 1894. The minutes in these times were handwritten in a series of seven beautifully bound leather books. We have started the job of digitising these books and there is a link to the first two of them on this website.
This photograph is part of a page from 1921 where the provision of food for the children of striking miners was discussed. It seems that in some ways things were not so different then.