Diaries of Frank Forster (b.1910), labourer

Scope and Content

Dated notebooks, 1934-8: daily events, cinema-going, work and unemployment, social criticism from a left point-of-view.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frank Forster was born in 1910 in Saltney, Cheshire. He was intermittently employed as a casual labourer, having previously worked in horticulture, and as a fitter's mate. With a strong leftwards political consciousness, he was involved in the work of the local Communist Party and the Left Book Club.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

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Custodial History

The diaries were purchased by the Centre in 1995.