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Chaplin (Sid) Archive File
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Consists of photos of the childrens' playgroup, adult members walking in the Lake District, and drama group productions. Includes photos of Jack Maddison, Bill and Betty Farrell, Enid Philipson, Michael the dog, Dorothy and Mina Martin, Tabs Craven, and Sid Chaplin. Also includes copy of postcard with photo of Bill Farrell and the Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

File of draft poetry typescripts, manuscripts, and photocopies, with annotations and notations.

Notations consist of thoughts and criticisms written in pencil by Sid, his friends, and tutors. It is indicated on some that they were written during Sid's time at Fircroft College, and during time underground at Dean and Chapter. Includes letters from Clifford Leech from University College Durham, Arnold Rattenbury, literary editor of 'Our Time' and an unidentified sender with their thoughts; and an article written by Sid on the Spennymoor Settlement Sketching Club's Twelfth Annual Exhibition with mention of Norman Cornish, and Herbert Dees. Includes poems The Last Hour, and A Widow Wept.

Photocopied poems

Includes poems Fossil, that was written on hearing the news of Hiroshima whilst at Dean and Chapter Colliery. The Last Hour, a poem written whilst underground The Swimmers Half Moon Street Lament for the Little Hills and Miner's Prayer

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