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  • By Charles Walker
    Apr 3, 2008
    "Local History" Reviews Wakefield Express News Item Wakefield Its Times And Its Peoples Local author Charlie Walker's first book proved so popular that it has just been re-issued. Wakefield Its Times And Its Peoples was written when Charlie decided to opt for the easy life and retire from running a very successful Transport Distribution and Warehousing business in Wakefield. However, he has been equally successful in his literary endeavours. He has written nine books in the last three years. His efforts are directed mainly at helping The Local Hospice's, and all the income from most of these books, are donated to this worthy cause. Like all the author's other works, Wakefield Its Times And Its Peoples is sprinkled with Charlie's forthright views on life. What with his Few Wise Words Of Wisdom, his Little Bits Of Nonsense, his many funny anecdotes, his poetry and or--- simply his Charlie-isms. You can be assured there's never going to be a dull moment. Throughout, the... More > volume charts day to day life from the 1930s to the 1960s, to the time when the author was growing up, and details what family and social life was all about during that period. If you've ever wondered what it was really like to live in an old back to back terrace house with rising damp on every wall, no electricity and only the bare necessities of life, with bed-bugs and cockroaches for company, all is revealed. The author looks at some of the old industries. At the working conditions in the brick works, textile mills, and the coal mines. Attention is also paid to the great pioneers of the time. The founders of Asda, The Double Two and many other well-known companies that were in existence at the time. Find out what it was like to be a butcher or a baker, and what a 1940s shopping trip entailed. Or what it was like growing up during the war, or having a proper' Wakefield night out with Heppy. Whether you were born, live or work in Wakefield. this book will give you an idea of how the city became what it is today, and perhaps it is also a window on where it is going in the future!. A Few Reviews Lovely Memories I have just finished reading 'Wakefield Its Times and Its Peoples . What lovely memories this read brought back. For years I've tried to remember the Butcher's where my Mother (for a treat) bought lovely pork and stuffing sandwiches every Saturday. Thanks, Mr Walker, for the lovely memories and giving me the name of the Butcher's "The Black and White." Mrs B Pickersgill, Horbury,Wakefield Another World Another Life And A lot Of Happy Memories. Thank you so much for bringing it all back in a few happy hours of reading. Audrey Vagelli [Teacher] Levens France The Awakening Of So many Happy Memories. Thank you Mr Walker for awakening so many happy memories. Michael Bartle Middlestown Thank you so much Mr Walker,, a real pleasure to read Reg Bradley, White Rock, BC Canada< Less
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February 23, 2008
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.94 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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