chapter  V
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Ronald Goldman

Two miles north of Manchester's Victoria Station, and one and a half miles north-east of Strangeway's Gaol lies Lee Road, Harpurhey. It is a row of second-wave Industrial Revolution back-to-back houses, technically a slum, but on the more refined edge of Ancoats, Miles Platting and Colleyhurst. Most of the residents of Lee Road were working-class, but with a fair sprinkling of middle-class aspirants, of whom one was my father.