“IF YOU WOULD LIKE £25 PER WEAK DON’T COME TO SKEM”

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“IF YOU WOULD LIKE £25 PER WEAK DON’T COME TO SKEM”

Fascinating archival evidence suggesting that the  dream of Skelmersdale was being viewed quite cynically by Liverpudlians even in these early, halcyon days of new town development. This image of a protest meeting,  taken by the Liverpool Echo in about 1964, shows disgruntled Skelmersdale workers outside the Department of Employment and Productivity in Liverpool. Notice the deliberate Scouse wit spellingin the banner Their other banner reads:   “WE ONLY WANT A LIVING WAGE NOT A WAGE TO EXIST ON”   Image provided by Ian Henderson. Image enhancement and reclamation by Photo Care, Mount Barker, South Australia.

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