Friday, 4 September 2015

1370 : Surely There Was Colour


There can't have been many advantages to working in the mill. The hours were long, the machines were noisy and dangerous and the pay was poor. And because almost all of the old photographs we have of mill workers a hundred years ago are monochrome, it appears to be a grey landscape my ancestors inhabited. But there must have been colour - pinks, blues and yellows. There was when we went around Bradford Industrial Museum a couple of weeks ago. Surely there was colour.

1 comment:

L. D. said...

Great shot of the spools. Interesting thought about the color in the plant.I guess I don't remember any of the movies of the plants in the south that were not spinning white cotton.