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A Leeds Life: Charles Brears, Collier to Shopkeeper 1854 – 1938

by Peter C.D. Brears

Based on the life of Charles Brears (1854 – 1938) this study of the social history of South Leeds and Rothwell reveals a wealth of unique detail of life in this important industrial area. It includes details of how people earned their living, how they wereeducated, passed their time and furnished their homes. It also illustrates how much information may be retrieved from the memories of an ordinary working family.