Notes of Orwell’s on the dimensions of one of the houses en route to Wigan Pier.

He notes, ‘Anyone not knowing the house is liable to step through cellar door into vacancy.’ From his archives. ‘The Road to Wigan Pier‘ is one of the great books, along with others such as James Agee’s ‘Let Us Now Praise Famous Men‘ (with photographs by Walker Evans) that tries to address the economic, environmental and political burdens and disparities faced by the poor in the early 20th century. A must-read.