South End Boy: Growing up in Halifax in the tumultuous '30s and '40s

South End Boy: Growing up in Halifax in the tumultuous '30s and '40s

In this memoir Jim Bennet introduces us to Halifax of the Thirties and '40s: one packed with coal smoke and rival gangs, chuffing freight trains and pine tar cleaning soap. he is taking the reader besides him ''down the bank'' and rancid to adventures all around the city's south finish and past, delivering a glimpse of early life the place a tender boy had loose rein a long way past his yard.

For Jim and his neighbours, the playground used to be the beach, the tracks, the ponds and parks, the tramcars, the Commons, the fortress, and extra. via his eyes, we see the influence as a result of the second one international battle on day-by-day kinfolk life.

Jim Bennet's bear in mind of the main points of standard existence -- noticeable from the viewpoint of a boy becoming up into his youngsters -- and his present for storytelling are obtrusive during this stress-free e-book. it is going to carry thoughts flooding again for a few readers; for others, it deals a window into youth at a time whilst the area was once speedily changing.

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