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.