the shadow of Brown Wardle
5th January 2010
'In the shadow of Brown Wardle' is now a 47 page booklet and was written
by site visitor and former Whitworth resident Beryl Howarth. It's a
fascinating insight into life in the 1930s and 1940s. The story recounts
a child's life of games such as peggy, hopscotch, whip and top and
marbles, and gentle outdoor pursuits such as camping and fishing for
sticklebacks. No account of life in Whitworth would be complete though
without references to quarrying, cotton mills, Wakes Weeks, Whit Walks and the 'Nutters'!
If you remember those times, be prepared for a trip down memory lane.
If you're younger, you will still be fascinated by Beryl's story and
discover that there actually was a life before television and
computers! In spite of the War, some would say that in many ways a child's
life was happier than today. Download Beryl's
story and decide for yourself. The file size is 2.36MB. It's in Adobe
Reader format, which is probably already installed on your computer.
The article was not initially destined for world wide publication
but was written for Beryl's grandchildren Charlotte and Jenna.
There are a number of pictures from the era and Beryl asks for
readers' help in identifying some of the people in the early photographs.
You can initially contact Beryl via the Guestbook and comments
will be forwarded to her. Please leave your e-mail address when
you sign the Guestbook.
It will not be posted on the Guestbook page.
Thanks also to Beryl's son-in-law, Stuart Innes, for seeing
the potential of 'In the shadow of Brown Wardle' and
for producing the booklet.
Beryl's booklet (updated 5th Jan. 2010) file size
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