|Picture Post 1939.
THE FACES OF WIGAN'S WORKERS : Men Whose Fate is Linked with Coal and Cotton.
Early in the 19th century their great-grandfathers went down to the pits and their women found work in the mills. To-day, ten out of fifteen mills, seventeen out of forty pits, are closed. In a town of 85,000 people, 9,500 men and women are unemployed. But the man in the pub is still friendly, still confident that pits and mills will open again - perhaps after the war.