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 - History, What's On in Preston

Cotton workers in 1935

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

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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