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Thread #162666   Message #3942900
Posted By: GUEST,jag
10-Aug-18 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Samuel Laycock (woolen weaver)

He was a cotton power-loom operative for 17 years, then got a "lift in the world" and became a 'cloth looker'. When the 'Cotton Famine' struck and he wrote work that appeared on broadsides. Then he was librarian and hall-keeper at Stalybridge Mechanics Institute for six years. Acted as curator to the Addison Literary Club. Later failed as a book-stall holder on Oldham Market and then had a successful small business (type not given) in Blackpool.

I gave a link to the book with a biography.

'Woolen weaver' is romantic and wrong.