Description of the shoddy and mungo industries of West Yorkshire and the author’s family connections to that process. The final post in a four section sequence about the wool industry of the West Riding.
My interest in researching our family history began with the stories I remembered my grandmother telling me about my great-grandmother Ellen Wilson Hemingway and her family. There were things that I found to be true and other things perhaps exaggerated or attributed to the wrong person. This began my amazing journey into the past.
Account of a tragic mill fire in a cotton mill, that shook the nation and contributed to the first change in the law in the employment of children.
Richard Wilson of Ossett’s long walk to sell his woollen cloth at Leeds Cloth Market.
Account of one man’s war – how a soldier in a Bantam Battalion found himself at Passchendael.
The origins of the Hemingway family in Southowram and a connection with the writing of Emily Bronte.