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The Machine Cancellations of Wales 1905-2009 By Paul Reynolds
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The core of the work comprises a dated list of all known machine-applied postmarks used in Wales since 1905 with facsimiles where they are required to illustrate the differences between different... More > marks. There is a detailed introduction describing the different types of cancelling machine that have been used in Wales and the process by which the concentration of mail handling in the past 20-30 years has resulted in a dramatic reduction in the distribution of these machines. An appendix provides details of the main concentration schemes and maps are provided to show the location of all sorting offices at which a cancelling machine has been used. The present work in a much expanded update of the previous edition of 1985. It is intended to appeal to those with an interest in the postal history of Wales, and in machine-applied postmarks and postal mechanisation/automation in general.< Less
The Machine Cancellations of Wales 1905-2009 By Paul Reynolds
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The core of the work comprises a dated list of all known machine-applied postmarks used in Wales since 1905 with facsimiles where they are required to illustrate the differences between different... More > marks. There is a detailed introduction describing the different types of cancelling machine that have been used in Wales and the process by which the concentration of mail handling in the past 20-30 years has resulted in a dramatic reduction in the distribution of these machines. An appendix provides details of the main concentration schemes and maps are provided to show the location of all sorting offices at which a cancelling machine has been used. The present work in a much expanded update of the previous edition of 1985. It is intended to appeal to those with an interest in the postal history of Wales, and in machine-applied postmarks and postal mechanisation/automation in general.< Less
The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong The Factory Boy By Frances Trollope
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Frances Trollope's novel was originally published as part of the mid-nineteenth century campaign against child labour. The main character, Michael Armstrong is based on the biography of pauper boy... More > Robert Blincoe, who was sold by the St Pancras Work House in London as an indentured apprentice to labour without wages at Lowdham Mill in Nottingham. Following that company’s bankruptcy he was sold on to Litton Mill in Derbyshire, owned by a particularly barbaric set of employers. Eventually he ended up in Manchester where he joined the campaign to outlaw the exploitation of children organised by John Doherty and the Manchester Cotton Spinners’ Union. It is believed that Charles Dickens based his novel Oliver Twist on the same biography. This edition is published by Northen Grove Publishing Project whose mission is to republish books that have a bearing on the history of Manchester and the struggle for democratic rights, with an explanatory Postscript by Manchester writer, Malc Cowle.< Less
The Life, Times & Labours of Robert Owen By Lloyd Jones
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Born in 1771, in Newtown, Wales, Robert Owen moved to Manchester and became a highly successful capitalist. Appalled by the divisions industrial capitalism wrought on society and children in... More > particular, he fought for legislation to improve the health, education and rights of working people, and strived to put his own ideas into practice. He encountered much opposition, not least from the Church of England. However he influenced many social reformers. Frederick Engels was a friendly critic and great admirer. On the occasion of Owen’s death he played tribute to him as the first man “to place socialism on a practical basis.” Today the Co-operative Movement embraces one-billion members world-wide. Its tremendous success, especially in the form of workers’ co-operatives, remains a testament to his foresight, as well as providing living proof there are viable and more efficient alternatives to global capitalism.< Less
The Life,Times & Labours of Robert Owen By Lloyd Jones
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Born in 1771, in Newtown, Wales, Robert Owen moved to Manchester and became a highly successful capitalist. Appalled by the divisions industrial capitalism wrought on society and children in... More > particular, he fought for legislation to improve the health, education, and rights of working people, and strived to put his own ideas into practice. He encountered much opposition, not least from the Church of England. However he influenced many social reformers. Frederick Engels was a friendly critic and great admirer. On the occasion of Owen’s death he played tribute to him as the first man “to place socialism on a practical basis.” Above all Owen inspired the founders of the modern International Co-operative Movement, which now embraces one-billion members world-wide. Its tremendous success, especially in the form of workers’ co-operatives, remains a living testament to his foresight, as well as providing living proof there are viable and more efficient alternatives to global capitalism.< Less
Dirty Politics - Hard Times - A Trilogy of Chartism By Malc Cowle
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When Cotton was King, labour was cheap. Less than three men in a hundred had the vote and the few women who'd enjoyed that right had the franchise taken off them. Toil, trouble and degradation for... More > the many, produced vast riches and leisure for a few. Ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, people refused to accept their servile position in society. They defied Church and State to fight against corruption, for universal suffrage and the basic rights we take for granted in a Parliamentary democracy. These are the tales of just a few. The author skilfully weaves his work of fiction into the historical tapestry of the Industrial Revolution, bringing his characters to life in the world's first industrial city - Manchester - the town of Long Chimneys.< Less
Extinction of the Lesser Greater Bird of Paradise By Author Roemess
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Are the biological predispositions of women enshrined in law while that of men criminalised? Lost in the gradual mechanisation of all aspect of human behaviour, is the feminization of men. The... More > Extinction of the Lesser Greater Bird of Paradise is an allegorical tale warning of the consequences of one aspect of these changes.< Less
Memoirs of Hedley and Joan Charles By Greg Bourke
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Within is the memoir of Hedley and Joan Charles, both aged 95, from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. This is an account of their adventures, innovations and battles as told to a biographer and recorded... More > in 2009. It is a significant account of life in rural Australia before the age of modern mechanisation and mass communication.< Less
Memoirs of Hedley and Joan Charles By Greg Bourke
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Within is the memoir of Hedley and Joan Charles, both aged 95, from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. This is an account of their adventures, innovations and battles as told to a biographer and recorded... More > in 2009. It is a significant account of life in rural Australia before the age of modern mechanisation and mass communication.< Less
COLLAPSCAPES By POI
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Collapscapes was born from the observation of early industrial models where space is contracted in order to facilitate production. Over time, geographically diverse production sites were collapsed in... More > order to make way for an increasingly mechanised process that became a new model of efficiency. In this publication POI outlines, explores and exploits this idea and its paradoxes through a series of cinematic devices, graphics, texts and objects. p--o--i.net< Less