The Pub and the People: A Worktown Study

The Pub and the People A Worktown Study Mass Observation was founded in with the aim of researching the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain One of its best loved publications is The Pub and the People a unique study of

  • Title: The Pub and the People: A Worktown Study
  • Author: Tom Harrisson
  • ISBN: 9780571250950
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mass Observation was founded in 1937 with the aim of researching the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain One of its best loved publications is The Pub and the People 1943 , a unique study of one of Britain s best loved pastimes, describing how people behaved in pubs, what and how much they drank, and the decor and layout of the average pre war alehouse AlongsidMass Observation was founded in 1937 with the aim of researching the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain One of its best loved publications is The Pub and the People 1943 , a unique study of one of Britain s best loved pastimes, describing how people behaved in pubs, what and how much they drank, and the decor and layout of the average pre war alehouse Alongside sociological interest it offers amusing insights into an era when supping pints was only for the roughest customers, and beer was considered helpful not only to general health There is no bad ale, so Grandma said but also contra the porter in Macbeth to the act of love The authors of this book have unearthed much curious information George Orwell, Listener Anyone with an interest in the history of beer and pubs in Britain ought to read it Boak and Bailey s Beer Blog

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    1. In 1937, Tom Harrison led a Mass Observation expedition into deepest, darkest north west England to study the natives. With pencils and notepads in hand, they took jobs, joined clubs and generally insinuated themselves into the world of Worktown, a typical northern industrial town. Somewhat scorned by the academy, their work was interrupted by the war and this volume on drinking culture was the only one of an envisaged four books to be published.Worktown turned out to be Bolton, my home town, wh [...]

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