"Country cottage at Earlestown, Merseyside, 30 May 1930. "
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"Earlestown was a small village in the 1830s, known as Sankey Brook. However, in 1853 the London & North Western Railway built their carriage and wagon works in the village and it expanded rapidly. Many houses were built to accommodate the workers and by 1901 over 2000 people were employed at the works."