Moorhouse and Greenwood seem to have had a conversation while walking around the new sixties Salford which replaced that of Greenwood's childhood. A number of Greenwood's precise comments are recorded, though there is also much (I think mainly acute) interpretation of Greenwood's life and writing as it related to Salford as his 'home', by the… Continue reading New Article – Walter Greenwood’s interview with Geoffrey Moorhouse (the Guardian, 1967)
Greenwood lived, if not quite continuously, in the Cornish fishing village and artists' colony of Polperro between 1936 and 1965, when he retired to the Isle of Man. This is an account of how he came to move there from the city of Salford, of how he thought about Cornwall and Polperro, and how he… Continue reading New Article – Walter Greenwood Among the Artists: Polperro (1936- 1965)
There is only one portrait painting of Walter, by the artist Margaret Rosemary Anyon Cook. It was given to Salford Art Gallery and Museum by the artist, though it is not currently on display. It is however featured on the ArtUK web-site. I very much like the portrait and think it captures Greenwood's appearance and… Continue reading New Article: The Only Painting of Walter Greenwood
As promised, here is the fourth in my series of accounts of what Greenwood said about his life and self to a number of interviewers. Here George Rosie is especially interested in habits which Greenwood adopted in his early impoverished life, many of which have stayed with him. See: https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/walter-greenwood-old-habits-die-hard-interview-george-rosie-the-radio-times-1971/ Best Chris.
I have published a few articles on Walter Greenwood and Arthur Wragg's co-produced verbal and visual text, The Cleft Stick (1937), but none discuss this striking and moving story about a hungry child in Hanky Park in the thirties. See: https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/any-bread-cake-or-pie-walter-greenwoods-hunger-story/ Best, Chris.