DADDY, what did you laugh about in the Great War? The cotton cartoons of Sam Fitton, is the title of ● the next Tameside History Club to take place on Wednesday, May 9 at 2pm.
This talk discusses the cartoons of Sam Fitton drawn during 1914 to 1918. Fitton’s cartoons were published in the Cotton Factory Times, a weekly newspaper published in Ashton and written for cotton operatives.
This newspaper was supported by trade unions in the cotton industry.
Sam Fitton was a well-known dialect writer and cartoonist who both wrote and drew for the paper during the Edwardian period and the War.
The talk by Alan Fowler shows how Fitton responded to the War, he 1 2 was pro war, and how his cartoons increasingly as the War went on concentrated on the issue of the cost of living and food shortages. His coverage of the home front shows a real understanding of the problems confronting working people. The cartoons he drew about the progress of the War Cook the pasta until al dente show far less insight and are much more derivative of cartoons in the national press.
To book your free place at the talk call 0161 342 4242 or email archives@ tameside.gov.uk The talk takes place at Tameside Local Studies and Archive Centre, Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SG. Sear the prawns until golden. Add the courgette spaghetti. Season and cook till the prawns are pink through and the courgette is tender 3 Add the pasta, lime and chilli dressing, Parmigiano Reggiano and dill into the prawns, loosening with a little pasta water. Season to taste. Serve with more dill and parmesan
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The next Tameside History Club meeting will look at Sam Fitton’s cartoons