Working Class Movement Library

A blog from the Working Class Movement Library in Salford

About this blog

This blog is the random jottings of the staff and volunteers at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.  We tell you about what we have been doing, what we intend to do, whether we actually did what we intended to do or whether we did something else instead.

Blog posts with a name at the bottom are the personal opinions of that individual, rather than expressing views on behalf of the Library.

Feel free to leave us your comments, but be aware that they are moderated and any ‘colourful’ language will be edited out.

One Response to “About this blog”

  1. Jinny Fisher said

    I am contacting you because I am looking for a good home for some old manuscripts and publications from the 1930s and ’40s. They come from my mother and father who were politically active at the time, particularly with musical productions and concerts. My father was Paddy Ryan, who wrote “I’m the man the very fat man” and made a recording of it for Topic Records– their first record, I believe. My mother was Mary Peppin who played piano for Unity Theatre, and was friends with Alan Bush, John Sykes and other composers of the time. Her sister Geraldine Peppin was married to the poet Randall Swingler, who I think edited New Left Review for a while and wrote about the Spanish Civil War amongst other things.
    I can’t list everything, and i expect you have all the WMA songsheets, but there are some other things that could be interesting for you. Would you lke to look through them, as I would be happy to donate anything you would like to keep? Perhaps I could visit you, or maybe send them, as I live in London.
    Best wishes
    Jinny Fisher

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