My late father, grandfather and grandmother used to live in Burnley in the 1910s. How they survived I never knew... granddad used to make Stradivarius violins..buy a cheap violin and stick a fake sticker inside..Hundreds of thousands of violins have been made which copy the Stradivarius design and bear labels that read "Stradivarius."
When they finally flitted to Manchester, they borrowed a cart pulled by a horse that had been trained to tiptoe past the landlords house...... finally ended up running a theatrical boarding house in Leamington Street Oxford Road in Manchester with grandma singing in the Carl Rosa Opera Company. During the war, Adolf dropped a huge landmine that buried itself in the cellar of a nearby house and they were evacuated ..to Burnley. Grandad ended up working at Gerrards on Pendlebury Road where he lost three fingers in a circular saw. On posh occasions he wore gloves stuffed with bits of wood as fingers.
the good old days?