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Lakeland Bobbin Makers

The Philipson Mills

Douglas Philipson

£6.99

At the height of production more than seventy Lakeland bobbin mills poured out millions of wooden bobbins for the giant cotton mills of industrial Lancashire.

The Philipson family, owners and managers of bobbin mills in the Lake District, were part of this huge industry for nearly a century and a half.
Douglas Philipson started work at the Spark Bridge Mill in 1929 as a young lad of 15. ‘Lakeland Bobbin Makers’ is his unique account of the Lake District bobbin industry and a vivid portrayal of a busy bobbin mill in its heyday.

publisher:

Handstand Press

pages:

100

Publication Date:

2010 November

format:

148mm x 210mm paperback

ISBN:

9780955200960

illustrations:

Black and white photographs