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GUEST,CJB Stepdancing - how much is Irish? (54* d) RE: Stepdancing - how much is Irish? 25 Nov 17


Quote: Mill workers and miners in Lancashire wore clogs for many generations. And many of the early migrants to the area in the 18th century came from weaving communities in Scotland - my own ancestors among them. My Irish ancestors from the 1800s (potato famine migrants) were labourers and bricklayers, like many of their kith and kin.

When you have iron shod clogs and cobbled streets, clogging is almost compulsory! :-) Unquote

It is one of the sounds now well lost from Lancashire and Yorkshire - the sound of the hundreds or thousands of workers' clogs on the cobbles as they went to / from the factories / mills.

There are free clips of such at the BFI Player site.

https://player.bfi.org.uk/search/free?q=mill%20workers


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