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Viewing Entry - The road to Nab End (E12281)
by Woodruff, William.

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Playing time for epub/audio formats : 11 hours 5 minutes


TitleThe road to Nab End : a Lancashire childhood
Author / Responsible partyWoodruff, William.
TopicsBiography. Woodruff, William -- Childhood and youth. Cotton manufacture -- England -- Lancashire -- History -- 20th century. Lancashire (England) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


William Woodruff, the son of a weaver, was born on a pallet of straw at the back of the mill and two days later his mother was back at work. Life was tough for the family in 1920's Blackburn -- a treat was sheep's head or cow heel soup -- and got worse when his father lost his job when the cotton industry started its terminal decline.

Additional Information

System control numberE12281
Original Print PublisherLondon : Eland, 2000, ©1999.
Narrator NameSam Kelly.
Participant or performer noteSam Kelly.
Narrators GenderMale narrator