Weightmans Literary Tours

Love on the Dole Walking Tour

  • 16
  • Oct




Image of the front cover of Love on the Dole by Walter Greenwood

Love on the Dole is an urgent, vivid evocation of slum life in the 1930s depression. Salford’s Walter Greenwood was born and raised in Hanky Park, the setting for his angry tale of hardship
and want. The Hardcastle family are the working class fodder of pit and mill and factory, discarded when times go bad. This classic novel was written in Salford about Salford. Join guide Anne Beswick to explore its little-known literary past. The streets of Hanky Park are still there, and this tour will search out the elusive places mentioned in the book. The Working Class Movement Library will be open from midday. Meet at the Working Class Movement Library.

This event is now sold out but due to popular demand we have added a second Love on the Dole Walking Tour on Tuesday 20 October at 1pm