Cotton mills in Greater Manchester
Card cover, 212pp., profusely illustrated with b/w photographs, diagrams and drawings.
For 150 years the economy of Greater Manchester was dominated by cotton textiles. This book traces the development of cotton mills in the area from the early days of mechnisation through to the industry’s demise in the early twentieth century. It looks a how construction techniques evolved, how building design reflects what went on in the mill, and how the machinery was powered.
The evolving story is placed firmly in the context of the processes involved in cotton manufacturing and of the changing character of the region. The book includes an invaluable gazetteer of mill sites within the county.
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