Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs and drawings, the author describes life working as a 13 year old youth and man treading the oily floor of a mule wheelgate, in Bolton in Lancashire, at the time of the Great War. Here is in an insight to the running of a Lancashire cotton mill, with chapters covering such subjects as piecing, creeling, doffing, cleaning and oiling the machines, bands and belts, and more.
The card covers are in very good condition, clean, with slight fading to the spine surround and a light crease to the rear bottom corner.
The binding is secure and very tight.
The interior is in very good condition.
I Trod a Wheelgate
- Publisher: Bolton Museum, 1988
- ISBN 090658521X
- First edition
- 8 x 8 in.
- 72 pages