Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
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The looms of Lancashire: how the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution created the thriving textile industry.
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The first part of this colour film is a dramatised history of the handloom weavers of Wycoller, and their reaction to the new power looms of the Industrial Revolution. In part two, we visit Glen Mills in Colne, at a time when Lancashire was still "humming with activity and industry", to see the technology of the day, and appreciate the modern day co-operation between management and employees.
The preservation of this film was funded by a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.