Who are the Jam-eaters
Last updated at 13:33, Thursday, 02 October 2008
FOR decades, there has been an ongoing feud between Whitehaven and Workington folk about who are the jam eaters. Now The Financial Times, no less, has entered the debate.
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At a very young age,I was taught catagorically that men from Workington had to be termed "Jam eaters" and believe me it was not intended to be complimentary!
i was a good friend of the late ike douglas who was from whitehaven and worked the mines for over 50 years.This conversation came up many times and he even said it was the whitehaven miners who where jam eaters.
i have worked all over west cumbria, and although i live in workington, i feel i am a high sider jam eater,
were the jammies whitehavens the marras,