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Tuesday, 14 June 2005
Suffering the tortures of the damned

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This photo is taken in the town of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. This is the birthplace of the English writer, poet and artist DH Lawrence (1885-1930), and where he lived until the age of 23 (when he moved to Croydon).  According to a nearby notice

The large red brick building near this sign was built in 1876 as offices for Barber Walker & Co., a major colliery company in Eastwood and the surrounding area. As a boy D.H. Lawrence - called ‘Bert’ by his friends and family - collected his father’s wages here on many occasions. As a shy and awkward child it was a task he always disliked. He wrote about this experience in Sons and Lovers, where his character is described as suffering the tortures of the damned.

The building referred to is in the background of the above photograph.

Posted by bigblue on 14/06/2005 at 11:27 PM
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