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Info: Good Books on life in the North of England
« on: Wednesday 06 June 07 07:23 BST (UK) »
 Ticker amd others, 
Can we collect a list of names of books about life in the north of England?
Recently I've read two: "The Classic Slum"and "The Road to Nab End".  They deal with late 19th c and from 1920ish. Gave me an insight into how my lot lived in Halifax and Blackburn.

I'll look up the details - author, publisher, IBSN and get back to the list if the idea seems a goer-

Can such a list be constructed in a way that allows rootschatters to add the names of relevant books?
What say folks, and Ticker in particular?
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Re: Books on life in North ..Can we collect a list?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 June 07 09:19 BST (UK) »
Might be an idea. I enjoyed Road to Nab End [by William Woodruff] and am looking for the sequel.
My ex husband's family came from Accrington and I thought it was probably very relevant.

If any one is interested in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester Howard Spring wrote many novels about the area including 'Shabby Tiger' and 'Rachel Rosing'.

Maisie Mosco wrote books about families of Jewish Refugees in M/c at the turn of the C20th.

There must be many more :)
Clulo - Staffs.,Warwickshire, Lancs.1780 -1950
Fisher- Nafferton,Hull, Manchester.1770-1840-1950
Kane&McNeill,Forkhill, Armagh and Glasgow,Bray Dublin.1850s -1920
Boshell and Dowzard- Dublin, 1840s -1911
Kay/Bremner Edinburgh 1800 - 1841.Kay Staffs.& Lancs1842 -1901
Kay - Newcastle on Tyne 1780-1861
Swindell, Marple & Manchester 1900->
Makinson, M/c & Prestwich 1870 ->
Beacom/Jones - Enniskillen 1780 ->

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Re: Books on life in the North of England
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 June 07 09:58 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

Ticker is a bit busy at the moment, so I'll answer for him.

Yes, that's a good idea.  :) :)

Just add them to this topic, in the same manner as the first entries
(Title, Author, and a short description).

I've edited the title of this topic, and if it grows, I'll add it to

Topic: RootsChat Topics: Social History Resources for the U.K.
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Re: Books on life in the North of England
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 June 07 07:37 BST (UK) »
Kooky, Some of my lot were in Accrington also in 19th C & I'm sure the Classic Slum book is relevant to social life there with the corner store as a key element.

Berlin Bob, thanks for endorsing the idea. Will.,scroung round for IBSNs abd publisher. author details.
 to give folks a chance of getting hold of the books.
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Re: Books on life in the North of England
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 August 07 12:41 BST (UK) »
 Hi , I have read OUR KID by Billy Hopkins  . A funny and heartwarming story of a northern child hood , He wrote  a few books which follow on I think the first one was called KATE'S STORY they lived near Manchester .   
Lancaster , Foulds , Bennett , Follett, Delaney

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Re: Books on life in the North of England
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 August 07 12:59 BST (UK) »
Another few  for you to have a look at.

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Re: Books on life in the North of England
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 August 07 00:18 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know of any good books about Leeds/Holbeck in the first half of the 19th century by any chance? I'd be really interested!
BARTLETT - Plymouth, Devon
BIRD - Wiltshire, Somerset
BISHOP - Somerset
DESBOROUGH - Surrey?
EMERY - Bedfordshire
HALL - Walworth
HARDISTY - Leeds, Yorkshire
HAYWARD - Southwark, Surrey
LEDAMUN - Spitalfields, Middlesex
MONTAGUE - Bethnal Green, Middlesex
MYNN - Goudhurst, Kent
REYNELL - Newington Surrey
REYNOLDS - Soho, Middlesex
WREN - Midlothian, Scotland, Camberwell

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Re: Books on life in the North of England
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 19 February 08 13:19 GMT (UK) »
I am just reading 'Our Kid' by Billy Hopkins.
I wonder if anyone has a map from the 20s of the relevant area?
- Cheetham Hill Rd. Queens Park, Heaton Park, Shudehill Market etc.
Kooky
Clulo - Staffs.,Warwickshire, Lancs.1780 -1950
Fisher- Nafferton,Hull, Manchester.1770-1840-1950
Kane&McNeill,Forkhill, Armagh and Glasgow,Bray Dublin.1850s -1920
Boshell and Dowzard- Dublin, 1840s -1911
Kay/Bremner Edinburgh 1800 - 1841.Kay Staffs.& Lancs1842 -1901
Kay - Newcastle on Tyne 1780-1861
Swindell, Marple & Manchester 1900->
Makinson, M/c & Prestwich 1870 ->
Beacom/Jones - Enniskillen 1780 ->

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Re: Books on life in the North of England
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 March 08 02:04 GMT (UK) »
Do a search on "Marie Hartley" she has several titles