Burnley Cotton Mills by Jack Nadin

Burnley Cotton Mills by Jack Nadin
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Burnley Cotton Mills by Jack Nadin

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Sixty years ago if you looked down onto the town from nearby Healey Heights, or even higher somewhere near Crown Point, in all probability all you would see was a layer of what looked like cotton wool with pins sticking up out of it, mill chimneys rising out of the smoke.

It was rare at any time other than "Burnley Fair" week in July for the air to clear sufficiently to get a really good view down onto the town. That is my childhood memory and I suspect is not far off the reality. (Yes, though born in what is now Cumbria I spent most of my childhood in this great mill town and am proudly an 'old boy' of Burnley Grammar School for Boys, now also long gone through an episode of educational vandalism).

"Great mill town"? Scarcely a suitable description of Burnley today, but back then in the fifties the Lancashire boilers were still smoking and the shuttles were still flying. Going back further to the beginning of the 20th century more cotton fabric was woven in Burnley than anywhere else in the entire world. This book shows and tell something of those mills.

See also: Burnley: A Pictorial History

Key Product Details

  • Author: Nadin
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0752446592
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Title: Burnley Cotton Mills (Images of England)

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