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New Article: Walter Greenwood and his Father’s Trade (Hairdresser)

A reader of this web/blogsite recently and kindly contacted me to tell me about a copy of Greenwood's 1938 novel, The Secret Kingdom, with an inscription to a Taylor Briggs. This helped me to trace an enduring interest which Greenwood took in his father's trade (though there is still more to find out about this).… Continue reading New Article: Walter Greenwood and his Father’s Trade (Hairdresser)

New Article: Love on the Dole in a Time of Full Employment: the Granada/ATV TV Adaptation (1967)

Though there were two BBC TV versions of Love on the Dole in the sixties, we do not have recordings of them. However, ITV kept a tape of their wonderful 1967 production. This article is about that adaptation and how this thirties story was seen by the press in the much more affluent nineteen-sixties. Love… Continue reading New Article: Love on the Dole in a Time of Full Employment: the Granada/ATV TV Adaptation (1967)