Thread: Radcliffe on TV
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Old 29-11-2017, 10:14 AM
Digvul Digvul is offline
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Location: Wigan
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This video makes me feel very sad. There was an incredible sense of community in Radcliffe as people encountered their neighbours more than in other places because they had to leave their houses to bring water from the taps and visit the netty, so there was plenty of opportunity for a "crack" (our word for conversation). Also, as almost all the men in the village were miners, there was a strong sense of camaraderie engendered among these workers who daily faced harsh and dangerous working conditions. Despite the drastic lack of facilities Radcliffe was a great place to live. Unfortunately the authorities decided to destroy this community so coal could be extracted by opencast mining operations. As I said at the beginning of this rant: very sad.
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