fascinating new book, covering a little publicised subject, encapsulates the
development of the woollen industry in a village on the east coast of the Isle of Man over a period of one hundred and fifty years.
Divided into easy-to-read time periods e.g. 1880-1900, the story also mirrors the
development of Manx fashions, retailing, tourism and Laxey village itself.
book has been carefully researched and is based on documentary evidence, local
interviews, archival research in the ManxMuseum and the Laxey Woollen Mills and
academic support from Lancaster
colourful layout of the book, interspersed with ‘Did you know?’ facts and
figures and intriguing quotations, makes it appealing to a wide readership,
from school students to anyone with an interest in fashion, Manx history,
tourism and social history.
over 150 colour and black and white photographs, many never published before.