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Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall By Ben Brierley
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Ben Brierley (1825-1896) Handloom weaver by trade. Poet and Novelist by inclination. Ben Brierley was one of those Lancashire working class men who through a process of self-education, combined... More > with natural talents and a spirit of determination, raised themselves from the morass into which the Industrial Revolution had plunged them, to a point where they could entertain and delight their fellows. Well known in his home-town of Failsworth and further afield for his poems and novels in both the Lancashire dialect and plain English, Ben was highly regarded throughout the county he loved so much. Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall are typical of his many and varied stories. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library in Manchester's twin city - Salford.< Less
Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall By Ben Brierley
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Ben Brierley (1825-1896) Handloom weaver by trade. Poet and Novelist by inclination. Ben Brierley was one of those Lancashire working class men who through a process of self-education, combined with... More > natural talents and a spirit of determination, raised themselves from the morass into which the Industrial Revolution had plunged them, to a point where they could entertain and delight their fellows. Well known in his home-town of Failsworth and further afield for his poems and novels in both the Lancashire dialect and plain English, Ben was highly regarded throughout the county he loved so much. Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall are typical of his many and varied stories. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library in Manchester's twin city - Salford.< Less
Chronicles of Waverlow By Ben Brierley
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Benjamin Brierley excelled as a short story writer. In this collection he takes us back in time to a village populated by handloom weavers somewhere in the region between Middleton and Rochdale. An... More > excellent introduction to Lancashire life in the early years of the industrial era, told by a master story-teller in the light-hearted and fun-loving way he was rightly famed for. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Chronicles of Waverlow By Ben Brierley
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Benjamin Brierley excelled as a short story writer. In this collection he takes us back in time to a village populated by handloom weavers somewhere in the region between Middleton and Rochdale. An... More > excellent introduction to Lancashire life in the early years of the industrial era, told by a master story-teller in the light-hearted and fun-loving way he was rightly famed for. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Cast Upon the World - The Story of a Waif By Ben Brierley
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In this work from one of Lancashire's foremost working class writers we are introduced to young Thomas Thornley and his friend Humpy Dick, who live in the textile village of Hole-i'th'-Wood on the... More > edge of Manchester. The reader is transported back to Thomas's and Dick's early childhood in the 1830's and to witness their development to manhood. The story relates their hopes and dreams, their loves won and lost, their many adventures together and the strange twist of fate that finally determines both their futures. A classic from the pen of a master of his trade. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
The Layrock of Langley-Side By Ben Brierley
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Once again Ben Brierley wields his pen to weave a fine story in which love triumphs over evil and poor impoverished Lancashire handloom weavers have something to celebrate for once. Set in the... More > textile village of Langley-side, somewhere on the edge of the Pennines betwixt Oldham and Rochdale, this is a Christmas story combining festivity, theft and mystery. Despite being published in 1864 at the height of the American Civil War and the consequent Lancashire Cotton Famine, Ben commences his tale in the year of 1860 and completes it before the American War began to have its full impact. A thoroughly enjoyable read for people of all ages. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Cast Upon the World - The Story of a Waif By Ben Brierley
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In this work from one of Lancashire's foremost working class writers we are introduced to young Thomas Thornley and his friend Humpy Dick, who live in the textile village of Hole-i'th'-Wood on the... More > edge of Manchester. The reader is transported back to Thomas's and Dick's early childhood in the 1830's and to witness their development to manhood. The story relates their hopes and dreams, their loves won and lost, their many adventures together and the strange twist of fate that finally determines both their futures. A classic from the pen of a master of his trade. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less