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The rise and fall of the felt hatting industry

Nevell, MD 2007, 'The rise and fall of the felt hatting industry' , in: Denton and the Archaeology of the Felt Hatting Industry , The Archaeology of Tameside, 7 , Tameside MBC, Tameside, pp. 1-25.

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Abstract

Denton was the largest of the six great hat manufacturing centres of Industrial Britain during the 19th and 20th centuries, and hatting companies within the town specialised in the production of felted fur and woollen hats. Denton hats were exported all over the world from North America to Australia. During the late 19th century and early 20th century Denton was the home to some of the largest and most mechanised felt hat factories in the world such as J Moores & Sons which still stands today. Both Denton and its sister town of Haughton were largely dependent upon hat manufacturing for employment until the decline of this industry in the mid-20th century.

Item Type: Book Section
Themes: Subjects / Themes > C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > T Technology (General)
Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Applied Archaeology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Publisher: Tameside MBC
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: The Archaeology of Tameside
ISBN: 1 871324 36 X
Funders: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC)
Depositing User: MD Nevell
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2011 11:08
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 14:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12900

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