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Colne’s industrial heritage

Mike Rothwell’s new book – Industrial Heritage A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Colne, Trawden and Foulridge – is excellent. Exhaustively researched, this comprehensive survey of the¬†our industrial past is well structured – with useful introductory sections – and … Continue reading

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Market Street, Colne, c1880s (and now)

A view down Market Street, c1880s. W Croasdale, Bookseller, Stationer and General ? is the shop on the far left. I suspect that’s Mr Croasdale in front of the shop, short white apron and arms folded; there’s another adult and … Continue reading

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catching sardines in Earby

The Factory Act of 1847, also known as the Ten Hours Act, restricted the working hours of women and children in British factories to effectively 10 hours per day. Leonard Horner was an¬†Inspector of Factories for Lancashire. In his report … Continue reading

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