The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55979   Message #3875780
Posted By: r.padgett
08-Sep-17 - 02:39 AM
Thread Name: req/ADD: Prospect Providence Perseverance(Marsden)
Subject: RE: req/ADD: Prospect Providence Perseverance(Marsden)
Shoddy and Mungo was the yarn product from the recycled wool ~seems used for more heavy woolen products such as army uniforms

The whole area around Dewsbury, Morley, Heckmondwike, Batley/ Birstall, was/is know as the "Heavy Woolen District" UK people will be aware of the tragic death of MP Jo Cox in Birstall not long ago (MP for Batley and Spen)

I and others used to frequent the folk club in Birstall on Saturday nights at The Wine and Spirits Vaults pub ~ and the Black Bull had a number of folk clubs (historically used as the Courthouse btw)

Folk festival continues at Cleckheaton annually and well attended

Batley Varieties was thriving popular music theatre of the 60s/70s with top world class acts booked at the time

Many Irish worked in the mills and The Nash (National was a favourite club for the Irish ~ nowadays lots of Curry houses to cater for other Nationalities who live there (and us)

Beware the speed cameras round the Batley bottom road and Heckmondwike top road there are many!!

Ray