A Lang Way To The Pawnshop


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A Lang Way To The Pawnshop by Thomas Callaghan

Introduction by Sid Chaplin

Published 2001, Paperback Edition

An autobiographical account of growing up in 1930’s Newcastle upon Tyne particularly Benwell Village. A child in a family of ten, two bedrooms and no wage earner. Life was not easy, but it was far from miserable.

The title is taken from a childhood ditty sang to the tune of “It’s a Long Way To Tipperary” – It’s a lang way to the pawnshop, It’s a lang way to gan, It’s a lang way to the pawnshop, Where all the mothers gan, Farewell coat and waistcoat, Farewell watch and chain, And if a divn’t keep an eye on me troosers, They’ll gan the same.

First published in the 1970’s it is considered a “Geordie Classic”.

Please Note: The book is printed in small print.

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Weight 125 g