"Advance of Wages On Monday last a meeting of
mill owners and manufacturers and a deputation from the Trades Union at Leeds
took place at the house of Mr James Spence, the Thornhills Arms Inn, Calverley,
in pursuance of a resolution agreed to at a similar meeting held on 27th August
at the Seven Stars Inn, Greengates.
Mr Greenwood of
Calverley presided. It was stated that the weavers in the several villages of
Yeadon, Eccleshill, Windhill and Shipley had held conferences with their
Masters and had come to a satisfactory arrangements as to the future rate of
wages. After a conference which had lasted several hours, it was unanimously
resolved, on the motion of Mr Joseph Grant of Stanningley, seconded by Mr
Simeon Pollard, a member of the Leeds committee that the masters and men in the
villages which had not come to any specific understanding should be requested
to meet together for the purpose of coming
to an amicable arrangement among themselves"
Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling