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.
Greenwood gave more interviews in 1971, when the dramatised version of his memoirs, There was was a Time, had its London premiere at Bernard Miles' Mermaid Theatre, than in any previous year. When Greenwood came to the rehearsals in London from his home in the Isle of Man, BBC Radio 4, the Guardian and the… Continue reading New Article: ‘Dole Cue’ Interview with Catherine Stott in the Guardian, 1971
The British Library has a magnetic tape-reel recording of this interview listed on its catalogue. When I enquired about coming to listen to it in 2020, they said that it was in a very fragile condition, but soon after kindly made a digital recording so that I (and others) could hear this rare recording. Unfortunately,… Continue reading New Article: ‘Those Turbulent Years’ – Walter Greenwood interviewed by John Tusa (BBC Radio 4, 1971)