From 1964 till 2004, there was a practical monument to Greenwood's work in exposing the appalling living conditions he and thousands of others endured in Salford in the first half of the twentieth century: the high-rise building Walter Greenwood Court, built to replace the slums of Hanky Park. In its turn, what seemed a great… Continue reading New Article: Walter Greenwood Court
Two new theatre programmes + commentary added to the Love on the Dole Programmes Jealously Preserved (1935-2010) article: one is from The People's Palace (Mile End Rd, London, E.1, 1938), the other is from The Lowry, Salford (2004). Both are of considerable interest in their right (the first because of the venue and elaborate programme,… Continue reading Two New Theatre Programmes Added
Dear All, Over the last few weeks I've revisited this page and added a substantial amount of new material about Greenwood's life and work, and also made sure that entries provide source details. See: https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/walter-greenwoods-biographical-timeline/ Enjoy! Best Chris.
This new article discusses the three volumes of Press-Cuttings which Greenwood kept carefully up to date across a period of four decades, pasting each clipping into his Walker's CENTURY Scrapbook & Newscuttings Book[s] and regularly updating the contents list in either red or green pencil. These are important documents, but also objects which Greenwood handled… Continue reading New Short Article – Walter Greenwood’s Press- Cuttings Book (1933-1974)
Louis Ollier seems to have made a practice of (and a living by?) sketching celebrities in the thirties and then getting them signed by the subject, perhaps following up by selling them the original drawing or offering them printed copies. However, there seems to be very little known about Ollier. Nevertheless, at some point he… Continue reading New Short Article – a Pen and Ink Sketch of Walter Greenwood by Louis Ollier (1934?)