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Lancashire Sketches By Edwin Waugh
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In this volume, relating to a district with which the writer was intimately acquainted, he has gathered up a few points of local interest, and, in connection with these, he has endeavoured to... More > embody something of the traits of life in South Lancashire with descriptions of its scenery, and with such gleanings from its local history as bore upon the subject, and, under the circumstances, were available to him. This edition includes the stories from th 3rd Edition of Lancashire Sketches This has then been supplemented with further stories that were incorporated into the two volumes of sketches that formed part of G. Milner's eight volume collection of Edwin Waugh's works.< Less
That Lass O' Lowrie's - A Lancashire Story By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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In telling a tale of Lancashire life Frances Hodgson was on familiar ground. Brought up in the world's first industrial city she would have been all too aware of the lot of working women - whether... More > they toiled in the coal pit or a spinning mill. However, she did not begin to write until the family migrated to America following her father's death and their subsequent fall into poverty as a result of the Lancashire Cotton Famine caused by the American Civil War. Here she married Swan Burnet in 1872. That Lass O' Lowrie's was her first novel, but by no means her worst. A dark portrait of pit village life and yet a joyous and uplifting read. Published to raise funds for the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
That Lass O' Lowrie's - A Lancashire Story By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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In telling a tale of Lancashire life Frances Hodgson was on familiar ground. Brought up in the world's first industrial city she would have been all too aware of the lot of working women - whether... More > they toiled in the coal pit or a spinning mill. However, she did not begin to write until the family migrated to America following her father's death and their subsequent fall into poverty as a result of the Lancashire Cotton Famine caused by the American Civil War. Here she married Swan Burnet in 1872. That Lass O' Lowrie's was her first novel, but by no means her worst. A dark portrait of pit village life and yet a joyous and uplifting read. Published to raise funds for the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Memories - of a Lancashire childhood in a bygone age By Janet Bracegirdle
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Did you grow up in the 1950s? Did you go to school where reading was taught using Janet and John, where milk was served at break? Do you remember Tin Toys with friction wheels, the Matchbox... More > Coronation Coach, the tin bath in front of the fire, the chimney sweep, and the man from the Pru? Yes? Then in the company of Janet Bracegirdle and her book ‘Memories’, this will be a trip down memory lane. A host of stories from her own early years in the village of Shawforth. Sweet dreams of yesteryear. Memories about village life and what life was like in the small Lancashire village. The book describes the characters who lived in Shawforth, good down-to-earth village folk who helped mould Shawforth into the community that it was. NOTE: proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Belarus Fund. www.thebelarusfund.org.uk< Less
Home Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine By Edwin Waugh
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The Lancashire Cotton Famine began just after the commencement of the American Civil War in 1861 and did not end until its conclusion in 1865 when United States shipments of raw cotton to England... More > were again resumed. At the beginning of the war, the mills of South East Lancashire and North East Cheshire supplied some 90 per cent of the world's production of cotton yarn and cloth. Indeed cotton cloth was known as Manchester cloth on every inhabited continent. At the height of the Famine over 630,000 men, women and children were out of work, some two-thirds of the total working population. In this work Edwin Waugh provides an eye-witness account of the distress suffered by that workforce and the resilience they exhibited in combating it. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Home Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine By Edwin Waugh
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The Lancashire Cotton Famine began just after the commencement of the American Civil War in 1861 and did not end until its conclusion in 1865 when United States shipments of raw cotton to England... More > were again resumed. At the beginning of the war, the mills of South East Lancashire and North East Cheshire supplied some 90 per cent of the world's production of cotton yarn and cloth. Indeed cotton cloth was known as Manchester cloth on every inhabited continent. At the height of the Famine over 630,000 men, women and children were out of work, some two-thirds of the total working population. In this work Edwin Waugh provides an eye-witness account of the distress suffered by that workforce and the resilience they exhibited in combating it. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Poems of Life By John Cowell
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Author John Cowell demonstrates his remarkable versatility by introducing the reader to the more ‘poetic’ side of his writing talent in “Poems of Life”. As the title suggests... More > we are invited to experience the humour and sometimes the tragedy of his life from the perspective of carefully crafted poems, uncomplicated at first reading, but with a hidden depth which only gradually becomes clear to the careful reader. A delightful read that will raise a smile and a tear in equal measure. John also generously introduces us to other poets including members of his family whose original poems provide a valuable contribution and a fitting end to this charming anthology.< Less
Passages in the Life of a Radical By Samuel Bamford
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Volume 2 of Samuel Bamford's autobiography. Samuel Bamford (28 February 1788 – 13 April 1872, was an English radical and writer, who was born in Middleton, Lancashire. In August 1819, Bamford... More > led a group from Middleton to St Peter's Fields, to attend a meeting pressing for parliamentary reform, where they witnessed the Peterloo Massacre. Bamford was arrested and charged with treason. Although the evidence showed that he had not been involved in the violence, he was nevertheless found guilty of inciting a riot and sentenced to a year in Lincoln gaol. The experience of the massacre made a deep impression on Bamford, and convinced him that the state's power would always succeed against radical militancy. He came to be seen as a voice for radical reform, but opposed to any activism that involved physical force. Bamford was the author of poetry (mostly in standard English)but of those in dialect several showing sympathy with the conditions of the working class became widely popular.< Less
Old world, new life By Mohammed Miah
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An account of my life from humble beginnings in East Bengal in the 1930s to a new life serving the community in Lancashire, England.
Matters Of Life And Death By Carl Monks
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'Matters of life and death' This is a collection of my short stories. They are in, more or less, chronological order and date from the year 2000 to 2005. There is no particular theme because, as... More > the title suggests, they, deal with all kinds of situations; ranging from life in a public library, to a bad day in the life of a middle-aged woman, from the man, driven to take drastic action by his domineering wife and daughter, to an hour or so in the life of a couple of pickpockets. I should explain that one story, Ivy’s Day Out, though it stands as a story in its own right, is actually an extract from the fourth, in a series of novels about a fictitious north of England town called Bryndle, which is very loosely based on the town of Leigh in Lancashire, England. The final story, the longest in the book, concerns the rise to fame and fortune of a young couple who come together after entering show business by different routes.< Less