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Denton Through Time

Denton Through Time (Paperback)

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'Where do flies go in the winter? Through Denton to Hyde (hide).' This old music hall joke is probably the only reference most people had regarding Denton, apart from hats. The sixteenth century saw the introduction of the felt hat-making industry, to which Denton owed its rise from an obscure hamlet to an important manufacturing town. By 1825, there were twenty-five hatting firms and Denton was the third largest hat-making centre in the North West. It was here that the famous Trilby hat was designed by the Denton Hat Company, which was a best-seller around the world for many years. However, the town boomed in the mid- to late 1950s, as it no longer relied solely on hatting for prosperity. This unique selection of old and new images and informative captions will be essential reading for anyone who knows and loves this town.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaPlaces in old photographs Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/05/2014 ISBN-13: 9781445639147  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Born in Ashton Under Lyne to fairly nomadic parents, Lee Brown's father was a skilled hat maker from Preston and when the hatting trade died there he and his mother headed for the Denton/Stockport area where it was still flourishing. He began work in 1966 as a salesman in the gent's wear department of a large store in Manchester but changed carriers to begin a 35 year career with British Gas. He rose through the ranks from labourer to engineer in the gas control section and after having a couple lucky escapes he finally retired in one piece in 1994 after running the department for ten years. Also the author of Hyde Through Time, Lee currently lives Derbyshire.

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