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A.W Todd on The General Strike

“The general strike, despite its brevity, was to assume a major importance in British labour history” (Kiernan, 1986). Kiernan’s mention of the …

A.W Todd: Audience and Purpose

“In recording my memoirs of working as a mason, during these years in between the wars, I have endeavoured to relate the …

A.W Todd: The Apprentice

Humble beginnings now for Todd. Whilst some of the previous blogs have looked at stops along the way in Todd’s memoir, it …

A.W Todd: Working Class Pride

“I was actually responsible for some arches on a church in Marsham Street, of which I was very proud.” When we talk …

A.W Todd: Yard Culture

Like any work place, Masonry had a culture of its own that existed within the confines of the working day and the …

A.W. Todd: An Introduction

“Look at a piece of masonry closely, and you will notice the lines separating the different stones which comprise the whole feature. …