Dead Socialist Watch, #294

Allen Clarke, journalist (inc. editor of Labour Light in 1890, later of Northern Weekly), author (The Effects of the Factory System, 1899, which Tolstoy sought to have translated into Russian), and socialist (SDFer) with a “vision of moral and spiritual enlightenment to be attained through a lifestyle embracing rambling, cycling, temperance, and vegetarianism” (ODNB); he became best known for his literary work in Lancashire dialect presented through his alter ego Teddy Ashton, and enthusiast for Lancashire dialects; born Bolton, 26 February 1863, died Blackpool, 12 December 1935.

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