The Wheel of Manchester (2004)

For it was Saturday night, the best and bingiest glad-time of the week, one of the fifty-two holidays in the slow-turning Big Wheel of the year, a violent preamble to a prostrate Sabbath.

The Wheel of Manchester, Exchange Square, Manchester, M4

Piled up passions were exploded on Saturday night, and the effect of a week’s monotonous graft in the factory was swilled out of your system in a burst of goodwill.

From Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958)

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