Ancoats Lad - The Recollections of Mick Burke

Ancoats Lad - The Recollections of Mick Burke

Published by Neil Richardson in 1996, 54 pages. A4 size booklet (N4091)

Mick Burke was born in Ancoats, an area of inner city Manchester, in January 1898, and in this book he records his experiences and memories growing up in Ancoats and then going off to fight in the First World War (joining up with the 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment), before returning to Manchester and a 'home fit for heroes'. He then writes about life in the city in the years after the war, and his account offers a fascinating insight into the social history of the period.

From the inside front cover: Mick Burke was born in Ancoats and lived there for most of his 88 years. His familiarity with the Manchester markets began when his mother sold fish and rabbits from a handcart. In the First World War he served in Gallipoli, Egypt and France, was badly wounded and returned to the 'land fit for heroes' to make a living as best ge could. After a period of unemployment and various casual jobs, he set himself up as a horse and cart trader, travelling in Lancashire and Cheshire.

The booklet is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have one or two very minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed on the front cover and a small price sticker on the rear side

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