Ruth Cox, was a working-class woman from Hyde, born in 1890. Ruth, kept a book of memoirs and letters about her life, school education and her experiences living in Hyde, particularly Nelson Street.
These memories have been being made available online by Aaron Barton, a 22 year old Literature student. Aaron contacted me a while back now and I've been looking forward seeing what he came up with... I'm very impressed with and happy to share with you the link to his work on Writing Lives.
Working Lives is describe as a "Collaborative Research Project on Working-Class Autobiography".
So who was Ruth Cox? A true Hydonian with the foresight to document her life... a life we can now read about thanks to Aaron Barton and Working Lives.