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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
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
Green Edge to Cold Edge By Ron Holgate
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Green Edge and Cold Edge are two distinctive yet different moorland localities within the upper section of Warley Township in the Parish of Halifax. It is within this particular geographical context... More > that much of this socially based account takes place. For the most part it is against the backdrop of the industrial revolution in the manufacturing of textiles that the life and times of ordinary working families is recorded. It is in focusing upon six generations of one family - principally the life of John Holgate (1791-1860) - that the story of human experience unfolds.< 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