Walney Island Girl Katie Percy

ISBN: 9780750951159

Published: February 14th 2011

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128 pages


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Walney Island Girl  by  Katie Percy

Walney Island Girl by Katie Percy
February 14th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780750951159 | 3.54 Mb

Walney Island, which lies just off the Furness Peninsula in south-west Cumbria, is justeleven miles long andfive miles square. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the island was only sparsely populated until the Jubilee Bridge was built in 1908- beforeMoreWalney Island, which lies just off the Furness Peninsula in south-west Cumbria, is just eleven miles long and five miles square.

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the island was only sparsely populated until the Jubilee Bridge was built in 1908- before this there was a ferry. Now home to over 13,000 people (mainly concentrated into three towns), Walney still retains the feeling of a place apart. Born in 1920 and brought up on Walney Island, Katie Percy has recorded her early memories which illustrate the reality of everyday life in pre-war England. Evocative and moving, Katies memoir describes her struggle as one of seven children in a poor family, including her first job when she left school at 14 and being called up to work in Vickers Steelworks for the war effort, along with eloquent recollections of family, friends, and neighbors.



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