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Trouble at T'Mill

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In 1826, Yorkshire workhouses were full and clergymen were writing to the Home Secretary for money to feed their staving parishioners. the textile industry was nearly at a standstill. Hand loom weavers in Lancashire started smashing the hated new power looms on Monday 24th April. On the Wednesday a group marched to Addingham to smash the looms at Low Mill. Soon West Yorkshire was in turmoil. Mills from Halifax to Leeds were defended by soldiers. Three mills were attached, with local men and boys killed and wounded. Otley was described as an 'armed camp' as units of the Yorkshire Hussars marched through. Two brothers with mills in Addingham and Bradford resisted the attacks, but twenty-five looms were smashed in Gargrave.
Arrests were made and some rioters sentenced to death. the plight of the land loom weavers roused national feelings and a London Committee raised thousands of pounds for relief. The author tells the story of the disturbances in chronological order, based on reports in local papers and Home Office documents. George Ingle has written several books and articles on Yorkshire's textile history. His story of a forgotten incident illustrates local people's reactions to the changes in technology taking place in the early nineteenth century.
Illustrations by students from Ilkley Grammar School.
Signed by the Author. 

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George Ingle
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Used: very good
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Paperback
ISBN-10:
1907197117
ISBN-13:
978-1907197116
Publisher:
Royd Press

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In 1826, Yorkshire workhouses were full and clergymen were writing to the Home Secretary for money to feed their staving parishioners. the textile industry was nearly at a standstill. Hand loom weavers in Lancashire started smashing the hated new power looms on Monday 24th April. On the Wednesday a group marched to Addingham to smash the looms at Low Mill. Soon West Yorkshire was in turmoil. Mills from Halifax to Leeds were defended by soldiers. Three mills were attached, with local men and boys killed and wounded. Otley was described as an 'armed camp' as units of the Yorkshire Hussars marched through. Two brothers with mills in Addingham and Bradford resisted the attacks, but twenty-five looms were smashed in Gargrave.
Arrests were made and some rioters sentenced to death. the plight of the land loom weavers roused national feelings and a London Committee raised thousands of pounds for relief. The author tells the story of the disturbances in chronological order, based on reports in local papers and Home Office documents. George Ingle has written several books and articles on Yorkshire's textile history. His story of a forgotten incident illustrates local people's reactions to the changes in technology taking place in the early nineteenth century.
Illustrations by students from Ilkley Grammar School.
Signed by the Author. 

Added value:
Signed by the Author
Author(s):
George Ingle
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1907197117
ISBN-13:
978-1907197116
Publisher:
Royd Press

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