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Work, welfare & the price of fish

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Product description

This book was initiated partly by Councillor David Clyne's suggestion "That the council mark the 50th anniversary of the Second World War", and partly to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Trades Council.Through these reminiscences, Aberdeen folk graphically portray not only their working experiences but also personal feelings with regards to their lives' political or otherwise. Covering the period 1925-1955 poverty and unemployment was commonplace against a background of depression and war. The reminiscences show the stoicism of the people and the political idealism that emerged as a response to what people saw as an unfair system, particularly with the 'Means Test'. With the ending of the Second World War there was an optimism that ordinary people could effect change. As a result Labour won a landslide victory in 1945. This made real many of the hopes and aspirations many of which were embodied in the creation of the Welfare State.
Estimated to have been published circa 1997, the book is in good condition with just a crease to the front cover. It is well illustrated with black and white photographs.

Item details

Author(s):
Project leader David Atherton, Researcher Trevor Davies
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0900017473
ISBN-13:
9780900017476
Number of pages:
120
Publisher:
Aberdeen City Council, Arts & Recreation Division
Title:
Work, welfare & the price of fish: Life in Aberdeen 1925-1955

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This book was initiated partly by Councillor David Clyne's suggestion "That the council mark the 50th anniversary of the Second World War", and partly to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Trades Council.Through these reminiscences, Aberdeen folk graphically portray not only their working experiences but also personal feelings with regards to their lives' political or otherwise. Covering the period 1925-1955 poverty and unemployment was commonplace against a background of depression and war. The reminiscences show the stoicism of the people and the political idealism that emerged as a response to what people saw as an unfair system, particularly with the 'Means Test'. With the ending of the Second World War there was an optimism that ordinary people could effect change. As a result Labour won a landslide victory in 1945. This made real many of the hopes and aspirations many of which were embodied in the creation of the Welfare State.
Estimated to have been published circa 1997, the book is in good condition with just a crease to the front cover. It is well illustrated with black and white photographs.

Author(s):
Project leader David Atherton, Researcher Trevor Davies
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0900017473
ISBN-13:
9780900017476
Number of pages:
120
Publisher:
Aberdeen City Council, Arts & Recreation Division
Title:
Work, welfare & the price of fish: Life in Aberdeen 1925-1955

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