Edie's Tale by Edith Rushton
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Edie's Tale
By Edith Rushton

Edie's Tale

Growing Up in Darlaston

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Format: Paperback

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Edie's Tale by Edith Rushton

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"Edie's Tale" is the personal memoir of an ordinary working-class woman who grew up in the back streets of Darlaston between the wars. Through Edie's clear and vivid text we are transported back to an era when conditions in the back-to-back houses were - by today's standards - primitive; when poverty and hardship were the norm. Factories all around belched out clouds of black smoke, and soot on everything was accepted without question: this truly was the Black Country.Although times were tough, there are more cheerful memories recorded here: games and pastimes (flying home-made kites and fishing in the canal, for example), and the high days and holidays that everyone anticipated for months - such as the arrival of Pat Collins' Fair during Wakes Week, carnivals and Bonfire Night. There are also wonderfully captured cameos of local characters, including Alice the Milk and Billy Muggins (with his 'Bostin Bargains').Illustrated with approximately 50 family photos and 25 images of between-the-wars Darlaston, "Edie's Tale" captures the spirit of a long-ago era, and for younger readers will be a reminder of how much life and the Black Country have changed over the last eighty-plus years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750943260
ISBN-10: 0750943262
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 130
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Edith Rushton

Edith Annie Whitehouse, always known as Edie, was born in Darlaston, in the heart of the Black Country, in July 1918. Before she married, in 1940, she worked in a factory, as a shorthand typist and in her mother's shop. She lives in Walsall, and this is her first book.

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