Working Man’s Hair Specialist By Humphrey Spender - September 23rd 1937

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Working Man’s Hair Specialist, Bolton Open Market. This is one of the most memorable photographs in the Worktown Archive (along with photograph 1993.83.01.25 of the same subject), and also one of Humphrey Spender’s favourites as he describes in the documentary film Stranger than Fiction:

‘Another favourite is of the open market, actually a misnomer because it is closed…it’s roofed in market in Bolton, where there’s this extraordinary man with an extraordinary hairstyle himself claiming he can cure any ailment of the head, and with it’s strange writing on it.’

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