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 Post subject: Burnley - 1847
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:02 pm 
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Saturday 11 September 1847


Worsthorn Fair - This fair was held on Tuesday last, when the show of horses, cattle, and sheep was very tolerable, and considerable business was transacted. As usual, various premiums were adjudged for the best horses, cattle, and pigs. The village was crowded with visitors from Burnley and Colne; and the two public houses, and various beer-shops, were not short of company, who joined in the merry dance till "daylight in the morning."

Turn-Out. — The boot and shoe makers employed by Mr. Yarwood, of Burnley, have "struck work," in consequence, it is said, of the latter attempting to reduce wages, The turn-out has caused no small stir in the town, in consequence of a flaming placard, full of grandiloquent language and ideas, purporting to be from the "Sons of Crispin in London, having been posted on the walls. The bill is extremely violent in its denunciations of the "tyrannical" conduct of Mr. Yarwood, and it concludes with a quotation from Shakspere. The advertisement is issued from the metropolitan "Boot and Shoe Makers' Society," and is signed by "Mc.Natty, Secretary."


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