Aireborough Historical Society

1839 Cloth Manufacturers Association Guiseley




Title
Cloth Manufacturers Association
Date March 1839
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
W470
Comment

The woollen cloth manufacturers residing in the Parish of Guiseley have formed themselves into an association called "The Parish of Guiseley Association for the prevention of Embezzlement of Wool, Waste &c and also for the furtherance of other objects which may be conducive to the Interests of the Woollen Trade in general"

            It is intended to allow apprentices and other young persons who have had the thrums (uneven ends of warp threads or nay short loose ends ) as perquisites threepence a piece in lieu of such thrums and to discourage the practice of itinerant waste collecting, the fruitful source of robbery and fraud

 

Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling

 

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