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Bossoms Boatyard

The yard was managed by the Bossom family from about 1830 until 1945, when the last in a line of several generations retired from the family business. Boats continue to be built by the company at this site to this day. Bossoms was one of the firs ...

                                               

H.W. Embree and Sons

Henry W. Embree and Sons, Boatbuilders was a boat yard in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia which operated from 1859 until 1948. The youngest son of a boatbuilding family, Henry Embree established his own boat yard between Brown and Pitt streets on th ...

                                               

Tooleys Boatyard

Tooleys Boatyard is a boatyard on the Oxford Canal in the centre of the town of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. The opening of the Oxford Canal from Hawkesbury Junction to Banbury on 30 March 1778 gave the town a cheap and reliable supply of Warwi ...

                                               

Underfall Yard

The Underfall Yard is a historic boatyard on Spike Island serving Bristol Harbour, the harbour in the city of Bristol, England. Underfall Yard was commonly referred to as "The Underfalls" and takes its name from the underfall sluices. The origina ...

                                               

Goliath (Mangalia)

Goliath is the name of a crane that is currently located at the Mangalia shipyard in Mangalia, Romania. Formerly, it was part of the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts.

                                               

Lancashire Cotton Corporation

The Lancashire Cotton Corporation was a company set up by the Bank of England in 1929, to rescue the Lancashire spinning industry by means of horizontal rationalisation. In merged 105 companies, ending up in 1950 with 53 operating mills. It was b ...

                                               

Amalgamated Association of Beamers, Twisters and Drawers (Hand and Machine)

The Amalgamated Association of Beamers, Twisters and Drawers was a British trade union which existed between 1866 and 2002. It represented skilled workers in the cotton industry who were responsible for preparing warp yarns prior to weaving.

                                               

Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners

The Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners and Twiners, also known as the Amalgamation, was a trade union in the United Kingdom which existed between 1870 and 1970. It represented male mule spinners in the cotton industry.

                                               

Amalgamated Textile Warehousemens Association

The Amalgamated Textile Warehousemens Association was a trade union representing workers in the textile industry in the United Kingdom, principally in Lancashire. The union was founded in 1894 as the Amalgamated Society of Clothlookers and Wareho ...

                                               

Arkwright Mill, Rochdale

Arkwright Mill, Rochdale is a cotton spinning mill in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. It was built in 1885 by the Arkwright Cotton Spinning Co. It was taken over by the Lancashire Cotton Corporation in the 1930s and passed to Courtaulds in 1964.

                                               

Bagley & Wright

Bagley & Wright was a spinning, doubling and weaving company based in Oldham, Lancashire, England. The business, which was active from 1867 until 1924, caught the wave of the cotton-boom that existed following the end of the American Civil War in ...

                                               

Chorlton New Mills

Chorlton New Mills is a former large cotton spinning complex in Cambridge Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, England which has since been converted to apartments. The complex was initially established in 1814 by members of the Birley family ...

                                               

Clarence Mill

Clarence Mill is a five-storey former cotton spinning mill in Bollington, Cheshire, in England. It was built between 1834 and 1877 for the Swindells Family of Bollington. Clarence Mill was built alongside the Macclesfield Canal which opened in 1831.

                                               

Combined Egyptian Mills

Combined Egyptian Mills Ltd was a British textile joint-stock company established in 1929 with headquarters at Howe Bridge Mills in Atherton, then in Lancashire, to buy and return to profitability, 34 financially failing cotton mills owned by 16 ...

                                               

Cotton Factory Times

The Cotton Factory Times was a weekly British newspaper, aimed at cotton mill workers in Lancashire and Cheshire. The newspaper was established in 1885 by John Andrew, owner of the daily Ashton Evening Reporter and several related newspapers. He ...

                                               

Eagley Mills

Eagley Mills is a complex of former cotton mills in Eagley, Bolton, England. The complex is adjacent to a model village originally built for the millworkers. The surviving mill buildings have since been converted to residential use. Textile mills ...

                                               

Gayle Mill, North Yorkshire

Gayle Mill, dating from about 1784, is thought to be the oldest structurally unaltered cotton mill in existence. It is located in the Wensleydale hamlet of Gayle, England, 1 mile south of the market town of Hawes. It lies within the Yorkshire Dal ...

                                               

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Helmshore Mills are two mills built on the River Ogden in Helmshore, Lancashire. Higher Mill was built in 1796 for William Turner, and Whitakers Mill was built in the 1820s by the Turner family. In their early life they alternated between working ...

                                               

Houldsworth Mill, Reddish

Houldsworth Mill, also known as Reddish Mill, is a former mill in built in 1865 in Reddish, Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. Designed by Abraham Stott, it was constructed for Henry Houldsworth, a prominent mill owner at the time. It is cur ...

                                               

Lancashire Cotton Famine

The Lancashire Cotton Famine, also known as the Cotton Famine or the Cotton Panic, was a depression in the textile industry of North West England, brought about by overproduction in a time of contracting world markets. It coincided with the inter ...

                                               

Leigh Spinners

A product of the last generation of cotton mill building, Leigh Spinners was designed by Bolton architects Bradshaw, Gass & Hope for the Horrocks Company, and built in two phases. The east section comprising the six-storey mill, boiler house and ...

                                               

Liverpool Cotton Exchange Building

Liverpool Cotton Exchange Building is an office block in Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The commercial building, which originally had a Neoclassical façade, replaced the 19th-century cotton exchange in Exchange Flags in 1906. Be ...

                                               

McConnel & Kennedy Mills

McConnel & Kennedy Mills are a group of cotton mills on Redhill Street in Ancoats, Manchester, England. With the adjoining Murrays Mills, they form a nationally important group. The complex consists of six mills, Old Mill built in 1797, Long Mill ...

                                               

Minerva Mill, Ashton-under-Lyne

Minerva Mill was a cotton spinning mill in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, England. It was built between 1891 and 1892 for the Minerva Spinning Company which was later known as the Ashton Syndicate. Minerva Mill was next to the later Texas ...

                                               

Murrays Mills

Murrays Mills is a complex of former cotton mills on land between Jersey Street and the Rochdale Canal in the district of Ancoats, Manchester, England. The mills were built for brothers Adam and George Murray. The first mill on the site, Old Mill ...

                                               

North East Lancashire Amalgamated Weavers Association

The North East Lancashire Amalgamated Weavers Association was a trade union federation of local weavers unions in part of Lancashire in England, in the 19th century.

                                               

Piccadilly Mill

Piccadilly Mill, also known as Bank Top Mill or Drinkwaters Mill, owned by Peter Drinkwater, was the first cotton mill in Manchester, England, to be directly powered by a steam engine, and the 10th such mill in the world. Construction of the four ...

                                               

Piece-rate list

Piece-rate lists were the ways of assessing a cotton operatives pay in Lancashire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They started as informal agreements made by one cotton master and his operatives then each cotton town developed th ...

                                               

Queen Street Mill

Queen Street Mill is a Grade I listed building. in Harle Syke, a suburb to the north-east of Burnley, Lancashire. It was built in 1894 for the Queen Street Manufacturing Company. It closed on 12 March 1982 and was mothballed, but was subsequently ...

                                               

Shaw Hall factory

Shaw Hall factory was a cotton mill in the 19th century in lower Matley, Hyde, Greater Manchester in which nearly 200 people worked. In its location now is a street named after the factory. The factory was demolished in the early 20th century to ...

                                               

The Great Western Cotton Factory

The Great Western Cotton Factory was opened on a site in Barton Hill, Bristol in April 1838 to spin and weave cotton into cloth. The cotton processed at the factory was brought from America to the port of Liverpool and carried by water to Bristol ...

                                               

Victoria Mill

Victoria Mill is a Grade II* listed nineteenth century cotton spinning mill in Miles Platting, Manchester. It was a double mill designed by George Woodhouse completed in 1869. It was built alongside the Rochdale Canal and Varley Street, Victoria ...

                                               

Calico

Calico is a plain-woven textile made from unbleached and often not fully processed cotton. It may contain unseparated husk parts, for example. The fabric is far less fine than muslin, but less coarse and thick than canvas or denim. However, it is ...

                                               

Calico Mills

The Calico Mills was one of Ahmedabad’s earliest textile mills established in 1880. It closed in 1998 and a public auction in 2010 saw the land, plant and machinery sold. For half a century, under the stewardship of Ambalal Sarabhai, the Calico M ...

                                               

Accrington and District Weavers, Winders and Warpers Friendly Association

The Accrington and District Weavers, Winders and Warpers Friendly Association was a trade union representing cotton weavers in the Accrington area of Lancashire, in England. The union stated that it was founded in 1858, although the Board of Trad ...

                                               

Amalgamated Textile Workers Union

The union was founded in 1974, when the Amalgamated Weavers Association merged with the National Union of Textile and Allied Workers. The Amalgamated Textile Warehousemens Association developed close links with the new union, and the two shared a ...

                                               

Amalgamated Weavers Association

The Amalgamated Weavers Association, often known as the Weavers Amalgamation, was a trade union in the United Kingdom. Initially, it operated in competition with the North East Lancashire Amalgamated Weavers Association in part of its area, and i ...

                                               

Ashton-under-Lyne and District Power-Loom Weavers Association

The Ashton-under-Lyne and District Power Loom Weavers Association was a trade union representing cotton weavers in the Ashton-under-Lyne area of Lancashire, in England. After a dispute at Wellington Mills in Ashton, in 1877, local weavers decided ...

                                               

Blackburn and District Weavers, Winders and Warpers Association

The Blackburn and District Weavers Winders and Warpers Association was a trade union representing cotton industry workers in Blackburn, Lancashire, in England. One of the earliest weavers unions to endure, it formed a model that many others copie ...

                                               

Bolton and District Card, Blowing and Ring Room Operatives Provincial Association

The Bolton and District Card, Blowing and Ring Room Operatives Provincial Association was a trade union representing cotton industry workers in the Bolton area of Lancashire in England. The longest-established union of cardroom workers, it was ce ...

                                               

Bolton and District Operative Cotton Spinners Provincial Association

The Bolton and District Operative Cotton Spinners Provincial Association was a trade union representing cotton spinners across central Lancashire, in England. It was the most important union of cotton spinners, and dominated the Spinners Amalgama ...

                                               

Bolton and District Weavers, Winders and Warpers Association

The Bolton and District Weavers, Winders and Warpers Association was a trade union representing cotton mill workers in the Bolton area of Lancashire in England. The union was the first in the Lancashire cotton industry to appoint a woman as its f ...

                                               

Burnley and District Weavers, Winders and Beamers Association

The Burnley and District Weavers, Winders and Beamers Association was a trade union representing workers in the cotton industry in the Burnley area of Lancashire, in England. As cotton manufacturing dominated the towns economy, the trade union pl ...

                                               

Burnley, Nelson, Rossendale and District Textile Workers Union

The Burnley, Nelson, Rossendale and District Textile Workers Union was a trade union representing cotton industry workers in the Burnley and Nelson areas of Lancashire in England. The union was formed in 1966 with the merger of the Burnley and Di ...

                                               

Cardroom Amalgamation

The Cardroom Amalgamation or Cardroom Workers Amalgamation was a British trade union which existed between 1886 and 1974. It represented workers in the cotton textile industry.

                                               

Chorley and District Weavers, Winders, Warpers and Reelers Association

The Chorley and District Weavers, Winders, Warpers and Reelers Association was a trade union representing cotton industry workers in the area of Chorley, Lancashire, in England. The union was founded in 1855 as the Chorley Weavers Association. It ...

                                               

Colne and District Weavers, Winders and Beamers Association

The Colne and District Weavers, Winders and Beamers Association was a trade union representing cotton weavers in the Colne area of Lancashire in England. The union was founded by 1882, although some writers have suggested that it was already in e ...

                                               

Darwen Weavers, Winders and Warpers Association

The Darwen Weavers, Winders and Warpers Association was a trade union representing cotton industry workers in Darwen, Lancashire, in England. As the main industry in the town, the union has been influential in its history, and some of its leaders ...

                                               

General Union of Loom Overlookers

The General Union of Loom Overlookers was a trade union representing junior supervisors in textile manufacturing in the United Kingdom. While most members were based in Lancashire, it also had members in Yorkshire, East Anglia and Essex.

                                               

Great Harwood Power Loom Weavers Association

The Great Harwood Power Loom Weavers Association was a trade union representing cotton weavers in the Great Harwood area of Lancashire, in England. The union was founded in 1858, as the Harwood Branch of the East Lancashire Power Loom Weavers Ass ...