Monday, 7 December 2015

Close Encounters at the Industrial Museum 2


Our wool manufacturing history spawned a whole vocabulary that has now died out again, kept alive only in books and on retrieved signage from the mills.... Doffing, driving pegs, pot eye, wharles, laps.

4 comments:

  1. Interesting! It is good that it was written down so it can be remembered.

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  2. It makes me think of a Monty Python sketch. "Trooble at t' mill. One of t' flay rods goone oot askew on treddle."

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  3. You could probably combine a random selection of these words and have the name of a little village in the north of England.

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  4. not to mention tenter hooks, which has since been corrupted so that people now say they are 'on tender hooks' !!

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