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Lancashire Textile Pictures

The following pictures are taken from J. White, The Limits of Trade Union Militancy: The Lancashire Textile Workers, 1910-1914 (London: Greenwoodpress, 1978) and are the work of the author.

A mule spinner at work. The spinner is piecing up a broken end.

Wilton Mill, near Bury, scene of the 1911 ring spinners’ strike.

Loading raw cotton into the Coldhurt Mill, near Oldham.

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  1. mike
    December 24, 2012 at 5:03 am

    I’m from the former Paterson-Passaic (USA) textile district and much interested in textiles. I’ve seen this book for sale, haven’t bought it. Is it a decent book?

    • December 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks for the comment Mike, hope you are enjoying the ‘festive’ season.

      I have to be honest and say that I did not read the book, just interested in the pictures!

      I have to say that it looks an interesting topic and would buy it if it is not expensive, bear in mind Lancashire is in North West of England (UK).

      • mike
        December 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

        Thanks and trusting the same for you.

        There’s prolly some used copies available. I’ve seen it for sale at a reasonable price.

        I’m a wee-bit familiar with Lancs., in the sense of its former textile industry.

        For a fighting 2013! Solidarity!

      • December 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        Thanks.

        I remember being most interested in the book as the title hints that trade unions were never ‘revolutionary’ bodies.

        I took it out when I was at university but was unfortunately too lazy to read it. Just scanned the pictures for posterity!

        One day we will unite across the atlantic in common struggle 😉

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