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Thread #151940   Message #4059306
Posted By: r.padgett
15-Jun-20 - 10:11 AM
Thread Name: Linen Industry Songs
Subject: RE: Linen Industry Songs
Yes few specifically Linen songs have as far I know been collected ~ important to distinguish between linen, cotton and wool industries

Belfast, Northern Ireland was certainly an area know for linen ~ my town of Barnsley, Sth Yorks had linen as cottage industry with distinctive houses with long front steps up to the front door and a window at floor level to facilitate cellar working (in damp conditions)

Piece working in the cellar was taken over by power looms before the difficulties of getting the flax and I believe the source of flax ~ India? I think

Songs not collected anything to be honest

Ray