By J. A. Mangan,Sheldon Rothblatt
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'Amusements they need to have, or existence might rarely be worthy residing. .. ' Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, 1895This textual content explores existence within the mining villages of the north-east of britain within the 19th and early 20th centuries - a time of big social and business switch. The carrying lives of those groups are frequently marginalized via historians, yet this completely researched account finds how play in addition to work were central to the lives of the operating sessions.
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