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Beyond Nab End by William Woodruff
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Born in 1916 the author, a working-class boy from a poverty-stricken family in the depressed cotton town of Blackburn in Lancashire, became a well-known historian.
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The second volume of William Woodruff's memoirs starts with him having arrived in Poplar in the early 1930s. On spec, he turns up at a steel foundry and luckily gets a job. Eventually he decides to "get some leernin" and his first white-collar job starts for the Water Board. Continuing to pursue his studies, he finally wins a place at Ruskin College, Oxford. How the ex-steel worker became an Oxford academic concludes this second volume.

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The second volume of Woodruff's memoirs begins with him arriving in Poplar in the early 1930s. Luckily he gets a job at a steel foundry, and lives with an old couple in Bow. It also covers his winning of a place at Oxford and his part in the war effort.… (more)

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