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America also recognised Lancashire's hardship throughout the Civil War.
Although on the eve of the war the Lancashire cotton trade was flourishing and abundant with raw supplies this only lasted for a few months. By 1861 most local spinning mills were now only working four days a week and others were forced to close down temporarily.
Sunny Brow Road and assigned Manchester architects to construct plans.
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During this calamitous time Thomas Broadbent Wood was the accomplished mill owner of Park Mill on Suffield Street father to famous Middletonian Edgar Wood.
Mill owner kept his lifesaving labours in house
The year is 1861 and Middleton is not as we know it. Overseas the American civil war has just begun, pitting the north against the south in a symbolic struggle over the abolition of slavery. In the United States this war cost over 62,000 soldiers their lives. However in Middleton it cost many mill owners their factory and their businesses. This week Bygone Days takes you back to the cotton famine from 1861 1865 when entire families suddenly found themselves out of work seeking relief from the Poor Law Guardians or relief committees.
President Abraham Lincoln blockaded southern ports in the USA as a protest against slavery and to prevent the South from obtaining military supplies. The main source of raw cotton was no longer available to Middleton mills.
To use the word famine to describe such a tough economic period was no exaggeration, whole families would have been left jobless with no form of income.
Lieutenant Governor George docked at Liverpool in February 1862 in a relief ship with some much needed supplies.
"It may be safely said that they have not had the work for twelve months. We hope that a generous hand will be again held out whilst the ordeal continues, a little temporary relief is much needed in many families."
Sunny Brow Nursery is often remembered as a war nursery in the 1940s for women to send their children to while they were employed doing essential war work. It is also remember for being the house where the architect, Edgar Wood spent his childhood.
This week Bygone Days takes you back to the cotton famine from 1861 1865 when entire families suddenly found themselves out of work seeking relief from the Poor Law Guardians or relief committees.
The year is 1861 and Middleton is not as we know it. Overseas the American civil war has just begun, pitting the north against the south in a symbolic struggle over the abolition of slavery. In the United States this war cost over 62,000 soldiers their lives. However in Middleton it cost many mill owners their factory and their businesses.
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in the same mill together. Therefore you were totally dependent on the cotton trade and the supply of raw materials that were often imported from America.
When I visited the museum to see this barrel I soon began to see it as a symbol of most family's suffering and triumph over the American Civil War that cost so many weavers their way of life. It caused a ripple effect across the whole of Lancashire and our ancestors of Middleton also paid the price.
The barrels on board contained food and flour from President Abraham Lincoln and the people of New York. The only remaining barrel is currently at Touchstones Museum in Rochdale.
Your local newspaper would have also reported on the famine. On February 2 1861 150 years ago The Middleton Albion claimed how the silk trade was considerably worse than it was a month ago and in consequence many hand loom weavers were reduced to a state bordering on destitution:
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Now we can look at it and remember it as a lifesaver for most of those who worked at Park Mill during the conflict, which had caused such high levels of unemployment throughout Lancashire.
If you and I lived in Middleton during the 1860s you would probably find work within their thriving silk industry in one of their many factories or cotton mills. In fact your entire family would probably work Nike Air Huarache Grey Mens
He re emplyed his own workers to build Sunny Brown House and its grounds as a form of relief against great hardship most families were suffering.
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