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A Weavers Tale (PB)

A Weavers Tale (PB)

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Product code: MM5314Released: 23 June 2010176 pages

Product description

This 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.

The 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 University’s Ruskin Library.

The 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.

Includes over 150 colour and black and white photographs, many never published before.