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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 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
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
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