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1st edition. "In late-Victorian Ipswich, over 8,000 people lived in the slums of the St Clement's district, the town's largest area of working-class housing. Known locally as 'The Potteries' or 'The Rope Walk' area it was overlooked on one side by the Borough gaol, and on the other by the huge foundry building of Ransome's Orwell Works and the wharves and warehouses on the dockside...The themes which at that time dominated 'The Condition of England Question' - poverty, crime, migration, family and neighbourhood, work, housing and public health - are discussed, and, using the memories of inhabitants between the two world wars, later chapters examine the close of an era when late 1930's slum clearance brought the hundred-year history of the area to an end." Pp.xii/292, many black & white photographs and illustrations throughout, folded map to inside rear pocket, vertical indentation/crease to pp.15/16. Paperback, minor wear to corner tips. Scarce. VG.
Title: Rags and Bones. A Social History of a Working-Class Community in Nineteenth-Century Ipswich.
Publisher: London: Unicorn Press, 2005. 0906290856:
ISBN Number: 0906290856
ISBN Number 13: 9780906290859
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Keywords: frank grace rags bones social history working class 19th century ipswich suffolk st clements slum neighbourhood fisk schulen hopson public health elliston ransomes shipbuilding drink poor law 48348 EAST ANGLIA::SUFFOLK,