People & Patterns - The Carpet Weaving Industry In 19th Century Barnard Castle
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Editor Denis Coggins
Soft back. 210x210mm. 88 pages. 14 colour plates, 56 B&W illustrations.
The Friends of The Bowes Museum 1996
During the first half of the 19th century the small market town of Barnard Castle on the river Tees was the home of a flourishing carpet-weaving industry. This book is the result of an extensive research project on this important but forgotten industry. Joanna Hashagen, Jean Hemingway, Sarah Medlam, and Alan Wilkinson have each recorded aspects of the industry which also reveals a fascinating insight into the working lives of the weavers, their living conditions and the devastating effect of the cholera epidemic of 1849.