|Title||The Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers' Directory|
|Creator||John Worrall Ltd. Oldham|
|Description||Full title details: "The Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers' Directory, and Engineers and Machine Makers' Advertiser; with the Approximate number of Spindles and Looms, and the Telegraphic Addresses, Telephone Nos., and Pay Days of the Principal Firms. A Yearly Publication, specially compiled as an advertising medium for engineers, machinists, brass and iron founders, oil refiners, strapping manufacturers, mill furnishers, and others, whose business is in any way connected with the textile trades. Presented free of charge to cotton, woollen and spinners and manufacturers; bleachers, dyers and calico printers; fullers and finishers; also to advertisers. Printed and Published by John Worrall, Textile Directory Office, Churchill Street, Oldham."|
Fifth Edition, 1887.
We have included this most famous of Lancashire trade directories as a 'snapshot' of the cotton and textile industries in late Victorian period. Not only does this publication reflect the vast number of cotton concerns in and around Lancashire, but also illustrates the range of services and skills on offer, as well as the number of towns and cities they were available in. This directory was published from 1884 all the way through to 1971 (86th Edition) when the cotton industry was in terminal decline, showing not only the importance but sheer longevity of King Cotton in the North West.
|Manufacturer/Publisher||John Worrall Ltd. Oldham|
|Holding Organisation||Manchester Public Libraries|
|Accession Number||Q677 W52|