Monthly Archives: January 2022

Searching for Miss Nellie Kay; Manchester Tailoress and Union Organiser

  Transcribing the Minute Books of the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council led me to encounter Miss Nellie Kay. She was appointed as a special organiser for the  Tailoresses Society in June 1901. The address of the Tailoresses … Continue reading

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My review of “Class of ’37 Voices from working-class girlhood” Hester Barron & Claire Langhamer

    The authors of this wonderful book,  which  gives a voice to working class children in 1937, said that “they stumbled across an entry in the online catalogue (of the Mass Observation archive)  entitled ‘Children’s essays; observations in schools’” … Continue reading

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