With great humour and vitality, Robert Roberts evokes his Edwardian childhood in the vivid portrait of a vanished community. Breathing the smoke from the factory chimneys, the children of Salford struggled daily to survive the grinding poverty that surrounded them. Sharing lively games along the railways lines and canal banks, their lives were rich in experience and comradeship. -- .
Robert Roberts (1905-1979) was born in Salford in 1905. His books 'The Classic Slum' and 'A Ragged Schooling' have been hailed as classics of working class autobiography -- .
1. In their small corner 2. To business! 3. Home and hearth 4. Janie 5. A fearful joy 6. The food of love 7. Fire and food 8. Low class and no class 9. Sins of the flesh 10. Christians 11. Fears 12. Ventures 13. Travelling men 14. Superstition 15. 'Lovely war' 16. Skool 17. Song of apprentices 18. Class of strugglers 19. To the egress -- .