Where did it come from? What is it? Do some colonial politics?!!
Add stuff on the cotton famine
Woodwork. Country joiners available -- the framework of the earliest machines was similar to large chairs. Rollers made by Bleasdales on edge of Chipping at Isaacs Mill and later at the larger works on Goose Lane. Spindles and flies made just uphill of Kirk Mill at Wolfen Mill. Blacksmithing work really. Bobbins were made at Hurst Green (Stonyhurst influence again) Light and easily transportable. Specialists-- Metal workers eg Marslands moved into Chipping area Clockmakers eg William Carr also moved into Chipping