by Don Thorpe.
A family evicted from their home; no employment, with winter coming and destitution looming are forced to move miles away to rebuild their lives. The Banham family were used to the fine things and a settled life. The move to the site of the Manchester Ship Canal brings them to a hutted contractor's settlement on a marsh by the banks of the river Mersey.
Appalling conditions, the apparent roughness of the other people in the 'village' gives lie to the strong camaraderie and the kindness they experience which makes life more bearable.
Soft back. 414 pages. 16cms x 23.6cms approx.