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Table of Contents

1 Class Structure
2 Possessions
3 Manners and Morals
4 Governors, Pastors and Masters
5 The Common Scene
6 Food, Drink and Physic
7 Alma Mater
8 Culture
9 The Great Release
10 High Days and After

1 Conducted Tour
2 Snuffy
3 Bronze Mushrooms

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The photographs, which have not been published before, were taken around the early 1900s by a Worsley man, Samuel Coulthurst, who went about Salford dressed as a rag and bone merchant with his camera concealed on a handcart.

1. Corner shop
2. A muffler–white, if possible, for the Lord's day
3. Some were too poor to buy at the old clothes shops
4. General dealer
5. The clothiers
6. Women of the time I
7. Women of the time II
8. Water for the wheel: a knife and scissors grinder
9. Hawkers at rest
10. 'The short way out of Manchester'
11. A barrel organ called Tuesdays and Saturdays
12. Theatre by the market
13. Boys haggling at the hen market

About the Author

Robert Roberts was an expert on adult literacy. He died in 1979.

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