Category Archives: labour history

Reasons to be cheerful in 2015!!

Dear friend, this is my last post of 2014 and I want to end the year on a positive note, so here are some of the reasons why 2015 is going to be a year full of hope…. Campaign of … Continue reading

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Migrant workers in 2014: truth and lies…

My parents are Irish and came to this country to find work. They did not want to stay here or rather my Dad did not. He always believed he would return to Ireland until he met my mother and had … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…. The Lightbulb Conspiracy Hacked off by the way that products never seem to last very long? Well this is why. This film tells you the story of companies who design their products to fail! The system is called “planned … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… Playtime..at last a happy film but…it does have underlying themes about modern society…Frenchman Jacques Tati is one of my favourite actors although the word “actor” does not do justice to the man’s talents. Made in 1967 we follow Tati … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch …. Manchester in 1973 North West playwright Jack Rosenthal wrote a sweet drama about two young people called The Lovers which was filmed in Manchester in 1973. There really was a George Best boutique and many young women would … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch ..A Taste of Honey… the original film made in 1961, see Manchester and Salford in glorious black and white. Fascinating footage of Piccadilly, St. Ann’s Square, Albert Square and the Crescent in Salford. Wonderful closeups of Rita Tushingham and … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch..     The Kirkby Rent Strike (1974 Documentary) made by Nick Broomfield. This is an in your face film showing the anger felt and not often expressed by working class people. It begins with a woman speaking to the … Continue reading

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