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The rise and fall of Preston’s cotton industry to be discussed at local history conference

Posted on - 27th January, 2013 - 8:30am | Author - | Posted in - Events, History

Cotton workers in 1935

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Cotton workers in 1935

Two history events will take place in the city next month offering those interested in local history the chance to find out more.

The first is a conference on The Archaeology of Poverty. This will see four speakers present papers on 19th century housing, the workhouses and the Co-operative movement.

The event is organised by the University of Central Lancashire’s local and family history institute.

To book a place and for more details call 01772 893 053 or email [email protected]

In the Masonic Hall on Sault Street, on Saturday 23 February, the Lancashire Local History Federation hosts an all-day event looking at The Changing Fortunes of King Cotton.

This will explore the ‘Great Cotton Panic in Preston and Lancashire’ and the industry as a whole which saw the city boom in the 19th century.

More details of both events are available on the Lancashire Local History Federation website.

Image credit to Preston Digital Archive

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