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The Working Class In Winter

Winter meant a chance to enjoy the outdoors. However, for many workers, it meant "Winter Wages." Others made a little money by hauling in wood, cutting down trees and harvesting ice.

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The Working Class In Winter

Winter was a time for lower wages. It was also a time for taking to the ice.  The higher classes formed clubs with uniforms and events during the working day or later at night. The working classes had early evening games and played in City or Industrial Leagues.

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The Working Class In Winter

Whereas Curling was a "gentleman's" game, Hockey was not. It was a rough and tumble sport in which factory and retail workers played against each other in an industrial or city league. Regional or national championships were not common but, in 1933, the Lancashire Felt hockey team became GCHA Champions.

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