Ben Turner's aunts et al. in Holmfirth, Yorkshire - 1863

from About Myself, 1863–1930, page 17:

I was born on August 25th, 1863. This was in the days of the Cotton Famine. Of course, I knew nothing about it, but I have heard my father and mother and aunts talk of the men and others who came over the hills from Lancashire, singing and begging for clothes and food for their folks in the cotton districts.

cite as

Ben Turner, About Myself, 1863–1930 (London, 1930), p. 17. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Holmfirth, Yorkshire


Jonathan Turner
power-loom operator in a woollen mill
Emma Turner
hand-loom worker, homemaker

Listening to

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unspecified songs performed by Lancashire cotton workers

Experience Information

Date/Time 1863
Medium live

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 01 Jun 2022 10:05:31 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:31:44 +0100