Cottonopolis: A Morning in Manchester with Adèle Emm
From a town with fewer than 10,000 at the start of the C18th the spectacular growth of Manchester in the 19th century was built on the industrial revolution and the cotton industry in particular.
But Manchester was not just a cotton powerhouse; it boasted the first ‘industrial park,’ the first railway station, the birth of the radical press – and some of the worst slums in England!
Join Mancunian Adèle Emm to discover the sights and smells of a city which attracted workers from all parts of the country. The second half of this event explains and describes the research possibilities of its libraries and museums.
About the speaker: Adele Emm worked in television production and later taught media production. She now researches and writes full time specialising in media, social history and family history. Adele's most recent book is My Ancestors Worked in Textile Mills , published in 2020 by the Society of Genealogists, plus Tracing your Trade and Craftsmen Ancestors and Tracing your Female Ancestors both published by Pen and Sword.