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Adelaide Mills, group of millworkers

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David Atkinson Archive
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Adelaide Mills, group of millworkers
Undated. Image shows a group of millworkers at the Adelaide Mills, Middleton Road, before the outbreak of the First World War. Note the long skirts of the weavers, most of whom operated just one loom at this time and had to fetch their own weft for it (up to 500 bobbins at a time)in these voluminous skirts. All the men wore smocks and flat caps due to the large amounts of fluff and dust in many of the departments. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.

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