Monday, April 13, 2009

Alright, back to the salt mines (or, more to the point, the coal mines and textile factories of early 19th century Britain).

2 comments:

Jo said...

All really uplifting stuff isn't it? I know, sarcasm. Husband's father was the managing director of several fabric mills from the late 40's until the late 70's. They moved around quite a bit to keep the work.
'R' said his dad's only advice to him was to never get a job in textiles, so he became an engineer.

Be said...

The five minutes I spent listening to the looms running at the Boott mills in Lowell convinced me that I'm very lucky to not have had to work in that area.

Was considered an improvement over agriculture for a lot of people, though, so I guess it's all relative.