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Spinning the Web brings together for the first time a unique collection of some 20,000 items from the libraries, museums and archives of North West England which tell the story of the Lancashire Cotton Industry. Spinning the Web invites users to search the collection (see Help to find out how) or to explore these extraordinary times through a series of themes:

For learners there are a series of Learning Journeys - find out more about Local History Studies in Places, Children in Victorian Times in People or Industrialisation in Industry.

Also you can Send a postcard from our Leisure section.

Spinning the Web is funded by the New Opportunities Fund and developed by Manchester Library and Information Service in partnership with local museums, libraries and archives. It is one of four textile related projects - see the Consortium Web Page for details.

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Image: Condenser Mule used in the spinning process Image: Female Millworker, 1930s
Image: illustration of a Cotton Flower & Boll, R.J. Peake, 1910 Image: Home furnishings
Image: Bobbins of cotton on a winding machine Image: The Mill Steam Engine at Queen Street Mill, Burnley
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