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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
My Life in Verse 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 “My life in Verse”. As the title... More > suggests 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
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
Early Days & Passages In The Life Of A Radical By Samuel Bamford
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These two autobiographical works by Samuel Bamford, the son of a Lancashire hand-loom silk weaver, born in the year of 1788, provide a fascinating insight into working-class life at the beginning of... More > the industrial revolution. Early Days deals with Bamford’s childhood in the then semi-rural textile village of Middleton and subsequently in Manchester on his father’s appointment as Master of the Salford Work House - a move that ended in family tragedy. Passages in the Life of a Radical portrays our hero’s later life, his involvement in the movement for Parliamentary Reform, including his eye-witness account of the notorious Peterloo Massacre in 1819 and his subsequent imprisonment for his part in the proceedings on that fateful day. Republished by Northen Grove Publishing Projects, Manchester with additional notes by Malc Cowle< Less
Blackburn: In Their Own Words By Heritage Publications
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We conducted interviews with nine Blackburnians all born before 1950. Our eldest interviewee was a centenarian born in 1912. She has lived in Blackburn most of her life. Like all of the people we... More > interviewed she had some fascinating tales to tell about the town and the changes she has seen.< Less
Darwen In Its Hey Day By L Anne Hull
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This book was first published in 2010 and was subject to an extremely limited run. Anne has kindly given Heritage Publications permission to bring this important and fascinating book to a wider... More > audience. Darwen in its Hey Day picks up where Darwen and its People, also published by Heritage Publications, finished off. It tells of life and history of the town from the 1890s and all the way through to World War One. The period was a great time of prosperity and growth for the town in which the population boomed and its iconic Tower was opened to the public. In this short period of time there was the death of Queen Victoria and of King Edward VII, two Coronations and one Royal Visit. The people of Darwen were eager to celebrate royal occasions and commemorate them in various ways.< Less