Saturday, 11 May 2013

The Domestic Industry in the West Riding is the title of a talk by Elizabeth Padget on May 21sr. Here is Nethersprings one of  north Horsforth many flax bleaching mills which was used for linen. The Flax seed would have been used for oil and the unbleached fibres of the plant for twine and rope. Ropeworks were many in Horsforth as well in the Woodside area and over the boundary at Clayton.

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