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New Book - Rivet Lad
Posted: 03/11/2017 15:53:22
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Rivet Lad – Lusty Tales of Boiler Making in the Lancashire Mill Towns of the 1960s. Alan McEwen, A4, Hb, 183pp, on high quality paper, with 145 monochrome photographs. consists of 13 chapters: £35.00 +P&P

I was a bit cautious when I read in the title "Lusty", however how wrong I was, yes there are personal stories but they are surrounded by fantastic photographs and technical details and to be honest anyone with an interest in the subject should have a copy

Review in OLD GLORY MAGAZINE- NOVEMBER 2017 – Colin Tyson, Editor RIVET LAD – This period may only be fifty to sixty years ago but was a world away from what we have today. Alan takes us back to his days as the youngest member of ‘Carrot Crampthorn’s Squad of boilermakers working on heavy repairs to worn-out Lancashire and Cornish boilers and much more besides. Thirteen chapters setting out different jobs are explained and illustrated through 145 mono photographs which by and large produce well on the art paper. Many of the illustrations are from Alan’s collection of jobs being undertaken and these are nicely laced with photos from back in the day of mills, boilers and workers.
Working with these hard drinking and chain-smoking men gave Alan lessons for life and experience to be master of his own boilermaking career, now carried on by his son following a well-earned retirement.
Be prepared to get your head around the ‘Lancashire Twang’ peppered throughout the book and you too will feel that you are really there amongst the heat, dust and enclosed spaces that was part of the everyday life … and not that long ago.

Mike
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