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The Collyhurst Kid or A Brats Tales Brendan Michael Ramsbottom

The Collyhurst Kid or A Brats Tales

Brendan Michael Ramsbottom

Published November 12th 2011
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Kindle Edition
137 pages
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“The Collyhurst Kid or A Brat’s Tales” is a unique collection of one man’s reminiscences, capturing life in the 50’s and 60’s urban sprawl of the slums of Manchester. Post war Manchester offers a stark contrast to holidays spent by the author in theMore“The Collyhurst Kid or A Brat’s Tales” is a unique collection of one man’s reminiscences, capturing life in the 50’s and 60’s urban sprawl of the slums of Manchester. Post war Manchester offers a stark contrast to holidays spent by the author in the idyllic poverty of the West of Ireland. In a series of recalled events that shaped a very average life the author invites you to meet those whose influence impacted upon him and provided the backdrop to what was a very happy childhood. There is humour, tragedy, pathos and excitement in these pages.Illustrated throughout from the authors personal collection of family snaps it offers an insight into a time gone by and one which those who lived it will feel an affinity with.Extract:I suppose for me it all began at number 27 Railway Street in the Manchester district of Collyhurst. It was January 1952. The war was over and people were soon to be told they never had it so good and I guess thats true of my own experiences. Born in mid-century, a child of the slums, “Hope” was the middle name of every child born at that time. Hope, for a better future, hope, for a better way of living, hope, that wed seen an end to war. To a greater or lesser extent thats certainly been the case for me. Its definitely true that no one in my generation had it as tough as their parents, just as the next generation will find it just a tad easier for them because of our experience. I suppose that, such is life down the generations