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Lancashire Cotton Spinners - A Fortune Made in the Mills (Paperback): William M. Hartley

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Lancashire Cotton Spinners - A Fortune Made in the Mills (Paperback)

William M. Hartley

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At the height of the cotton boom, Lancashire had everything going for it. Ample supplies of coal and copious amounts of water from nearby hills were available to power the huge mill engines. High rainfall created exactly the kind of damp atmosphere that was essential for spinning, and an influx of people from rural areas ensured there was a ready workforce. This well written account reveals how three families - the Mannocks, Prockters and Holdens - harnessed these resources in one part of the county and worked together to build a cotton fortune. Using a unique archive of letters found in the attic of a Holden descendent, William Hartley tells the behind-the-scenes story of how the families combined their financial and personal interests - including marriages into the important Stott and Gartside families - to create businesses that succeeded, and which survived longer than many which faltered as the cotton industry went into decline. This revealing account, with its many interesting illustrations, will appeal to anyone interested in the history of the Lancashire cotton industry and the wealth of its families.

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Imprint: Palatine Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2016
Authors: William M. Hartley
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-1-910837-06-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
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Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Manufacturing industries > Textile industries
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Genealogy, heraldry, names and honours > Family history
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Genealogy, heraldry, names and honours
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Genealogy, heraldry, names and honours > Family history
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LSN: 1-910837-06-7
Barcode: 9781910837061

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