Lancashire's time for adventure

United Kingdom, 1948

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Episode of Series “This Modern Age”.
For more than 200 years cotton, grown on the other side of the world, has been coming to Britain to be spun and woven. A moist climate, money for the development of mills, and inventors whose machines taught mass-production to the world - Lancashire had all these. But today one-third of Lancashire’s spindles and looms are idle. The memory of past booms and slumps has resulted in a grave shortage of operators. Schemes to improve working conditions and wages have been put into operation.

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J. Arthur Rank



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This Modern Age

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This Modern Age


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Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Great Britain

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mass production

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Textile industry


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Automation - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic development projects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - Great Britai

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Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → England - History

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Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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