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Burnley Cotton Mills (Images of England)
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
Number of pages: 128
Burnley was once the cotton weaving capital of the world; in 1929, 63 percent of the working population of Burnley was involved in the industry. This fascinating work, illustrated with more than 90 images, explores the history of the industry that was so central to the economy of Burnley. It includes detailed histories of the 140 mills of Burnley, as well as stories of the weavers themselves and their families.