This Wednesday, Salford’s Working Class Movement Library are marking the publication of Chris Hopkins’s new book on Walter Greenwood, as well as the 80th anniversary of the publication of Love on the dole, and 115 years since Greenwood was born.
In a joint event between the University of Salford and the Library, There will be six short academic talks in the afternoon, with accompanying small exhibition, here at WCML, followed at 5pm by a reception for the book launch at the newly refurbished University Library.
Salford University Archives hold a collection of Walter Greenwood records including literary manuscripts, working papers, correspondence, photographs, press cuttings and reviews. WCML has examples of Greenwood’s fiction and non-fiction, as well as fascinating items relating to the politics of the Love on the dole era, including National Unemployed Workers Movement material and a 1934 election leaflet showing Greenwood standing as the Labour Party candidate for St Matthias Ward in Salford.
The full listing of afternoon speakers and their topics is at www.wcml.org.uk/