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“From Our Fred And Cissie in Cleckheaton, A Little Girl Late On Sunday Night”

Date: 1977

From Our Fred And Cissie in Cleckheaton A Little Girl Late On Sunday Night - George Mainwaring – Rochdale Artist

George's Notes

When telephones were unheard-of luxuries, never to be found in the homes of working-class people, really important news was often transmitted from family to family by telegram. The sight of the messenger arriving on his red bicycle at a house caused an immediate flutter among the neighbours. If it was sad news such as a bereavement, everyone rallied round to offer what help and condolence they could; if it was happy they were quick to offer congratulations.

This is one of those occasions.

George Mainwaring

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