Tuesday (12 June 1917)

Went into Oldham this evening for a couple of hours and was appalled at the appearance and conditions of life.  You would go about in tears.  The only men apart from Tommies on leave (dwarfs) are cripples and death-heads and the degradation of many of the women young and old, and the grime and filth of the poor street urchins, is horrible.

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