Subtitled 'John Street, Irk Town, 1826-1936'
Booklet published by Neil Richardson in 1999, 46 pages. A4 size booklet (N4211).
This booklet tells the fascinating story of one particular street in Manchester in the 19th century, and through it sheds light on the history of working class housing in the city.
The booklet charts the history of John Street in Irk Town, which was finally demolished in the early 1980's and which was once a row of 14 back to back houses in the heart of working class Manchester. The booklet charts the development of the street from its semi rural beginnings to its end as a typical Manchester slum - and examines the buildings, the people who lived there, the people who owned the houses, and the living conditions that were prevalent in the 19th century....
The booklet is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, maps and drawings.
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