IT was an enjoyable afternoon at the Tolson Museum, where there is a project about work in the textile industry, which is very appropriate as textiles were one of the main industries which created the biggest wealth and fame for Huddersfield and district.

The worsted cloth produced in Huddersfield was famous throughout the world.

The atmosphere at the project was friendly and informal, many points from the past were brought to the surface, with remembrances shared.

Recorded interviews dating back to 1930 were shown. Men at the meeting were outnumbered by the ladies, which reflected the state of the industry after the war, when in mending rooms and weaving sheds women and girls on single looms outnumbered the men by big margins.

A popular expression often repeated, springs to mind: “Where there’s muck there’s money”.

Can any reader add any other expressions, or anything else attributed to the industry of the North at that time?

Tony Sosna