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A fascinating insight into an industry that shaped the Yorkshire landscape which will appeal to those interested in the history of the county, Keighley, knitting and our industrial heritage generally. Marriner's wool and patterns have clothed generations of British families, but few people are aware of the fascinating story of this famous company. This well-written, readable account puts the firm under the microscope in a way which contributes greatly to our knowledge and understanding of mill working and management.
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`A historian from Ilkley has produced the definitive history of one of the region's most famous textile companies.' Ilkley Gazette `Quite simply this is a tour de force of closely focussed research and collation of records. It is backed up by a broad appreciation of the textile industry as a whole in Yorkshire and the result is one of the finest accounts of a single firm from inception to eventual demise into a brand name operated by another firm that I have ever read. This is industrial history at its best...' oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk