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Photograph Related To William Brown And Cotton Spinners
Photograph Related To William Brown And Cotton Spinners
Walton, Mrs, of Bolton, Lancashire c.1927
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Title:
Photograph Related To William Brown And Cotton Spinners
Date of work:
c.1927
Reference number:
GB124.DPA/547
Level of description:
Custodial history:
The donor's father, William Brown was born in 1869 and worked for 52 years (from the age of 8) as a spinner at Thomas Taylor, Grecian Mills, Lever Street, Bolton. This mill was a member of the Fine Cotton Spinners Combine, other members of which included Cross and Whitworth, Musgraves, Greenhalgh's and Shaw's, Great Lever Spinning Co., and Sir John Holdings. They all spun Indian, rather than Egyptian cotton. Mr.Brown started at 8 years old as a little piecer. When he became a spinner he employed his son as a side piecer, but gave him pocket-money rather than a proper wage. When she was three or four, Mrs.Walton would take her fathers' breakfast to him at work, and insisted on eating hers with him. Mrs.Brown died in childbirth and Mr.Brown brought up the family alone. They lived at 89, Clarendon Street. Mr.Brown also worked as the local bookmaker.
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
Copies available:
Bolton Central Library (copies) 547/1
Record types:
COLLECTION
Language:
English
Record number:
7195355
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