Old West Riding: A Collection of Original Articles (Spring 1983)


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  • Shakespeare in Slaithwaite — by Philip Charlesworth (page 1)
  • Spring Woods — by George Redmonds (page 4)
  • Russian Workers in a Bradford Mill in St. Petersburg — by Alan Brooke (page 10)
  • Letters from a Mill Boss's Wife — by Jennifer Stead (page 12)
  • A Case of Industrial Espionage? — by John Goodchild (page 16)
  • Keighley's Turkish Bath — by Ian Dewhirst (page 17)
  • Luddism: A Re-interpretations from Local Sources — by F. O'Brien (page 18)
  • Ben O' Bills Meets Shirley, or the Luddites Rediscovered — by Cyril Pearce (page 22)
  • The Bretton Estate, Part 1 — by Cyril Pearce (page 24)
  • The Paper Hall, Bradford (page 29)
  • A Knaresborough Account 1421-22 — by Sylvia Thomas (page 30)
  • The Men Who Built the Canals at Huddersfield — by E.A. Hilary Haigh (page 33)