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Felt-Hatting in Bristol & South Gloucestershire 2: the Fall

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Chris Heal
978 1 911592 14 3

At the end of the eighteenth century, Bristol & South Gloucestershire were home to a flourishing felt hat industry. It was the major employer in many villages and exports ran into tens of thousands. But then markets were lost, damaging strikes drove the major employers away, technology and fashions changed. By the last quarter of the nineteenth century the local industry was dead. Here Dr Heal tells the story of this decline.

Supplied by: Avon Local History & Archaeology
Format: Book
Ref: ALH-14

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