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Early 20th Cen. comic card
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 28182
Not specific to Wigan, but still applicable to the Wigan Cotton Spinning Industry.

Comment by: Albert. on 4th August 2016 at 13:58

The ladies, and gentlemen, that worked in those cotton mills, must now suffer from earing problems. When I visited my mother in the factory, on a number of occasions, the noise of all the machinery was colossal. Sign language was the order of the day.

Comment by: Albert. on 4th August 2016 at 17:11

Again I must apologize for missing the "H" from hearing. Must be senile decay.

Comment by: pete barker on 4th August 2016 at 19:30

The women used to call it 'mee- mowing' .It was their own way of communicating across the machines and such as the weaving sheds.

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