Hindle Wakes (1927)

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The play is an incident in the life of Hindle, a Lancashire cotton town; a play upon human hearts and aspirations. Hindle is typical of Lancashire cotton towns; for fifty-one weeks in the year, it rises with the dawn and matches its dreary atmosphere with its drab existence in the cotton mills, but for one week in the year looms stand silent whilst the cotton slaves give themselves up to hectic holiday-making, popularly known as "wakes".

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