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Henry Cox, Full Transcript Part 2

Henry Cox (HC) talks about John Delaney from Settle, “a great man in them [those] days,” a tradesman in paraffin sales.

W R Mitchell (WRM) then asks a series of questions about cotton mill life, with an overall assessment that life at the mill was not bad. The interview finishes with HC singing to his wife, Belle Cox (BC), their Diamond Wedding song.

Henry Cox, Full Transcript Part 1

The interview covers the early life of Henry Cox, his entry into half-time work in the local cotton mill at the age of eleven, and then full-time work from the age of thirteen. The cotton mill was owned by Hector Christy. Working conditions, roles and personalities in the mill from 1894 until 1918 are discussed.

Also present, Belle Cox (BC).

Henry Cox

Henry Cox was born in 1884 in Derbyshire and moved with his family to Giggleswick when he was only four years old.

Alice Maunders, Audio Clip

Alice Maunders

Alice Maunders (AM) was interviewed many times by W.R. Mitchell (WRM). In this segment Alice describes leaving Newcastle and her first glimpse of Settle in 1927.

Alice Maunders

Alice Maunders (née Chambers) moved down to Settle from County Durham at the age of 15 in 1927  to work as a ‘Tweeny’ or ‘Inbetween Maid’ for the McEvoy family in Stackhouses, Giggleswick.

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