Atherton - Its Way of Life and Characters in the early part of the 1900's, by Arthur Griffiths, edited by Evelyn Finch
Published by Leigh Local History Society in 1990, 122 pages. A5 size booklet (S5741)
Atherton is now part of Greater Manchester, and for many centuries it was at the centre of an important coal mining area within Lancashire. Now the pits have long gone, but for the first half of the twentieth century it was a vibrant coal mining area with a strong working class mining community, and this booklet charts the reminiscences of an atherton pitman in the early years of the last century. Arthur Griffiths was born in 1885 into a coal mining family, and he provides a fascinating insight into the social history of the area and it's community during this time....
Condition of the booklet is generally ok. The cover has several minor scuffs, blemishes and creases, and light nibbling and wear along the edges, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact and bound. The booklet does have spine roll, and their is some very light yellow blemishing to a couple of inside pages