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New Mills Heritage and Information Centre | New Mills Town Council in Derbyshire

September 15, 1845

September 15, 1845: Earlier in the year, 5,000 women cotton mill workers in and around Pittsburgh go on strike for a 10-hour day and an end to child labor. Months into the strike, hundreds marched on the Blackstock Mill, one of the largest in the area. The women broke down the factory's gates and forcibly expelled the scabs, while the men who accompanied them kept the police at bay.

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"You made yourself this way, brother!" I yell over the chaos of the battle. "You abandoned our family and revolted against Father. You made yourself a monster!"

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scandinaviancollectors: Jens Harald Quistgaard pepper mills, material teak. c. 1960´s by Dansk Designs. / Kitka

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Cotton workers, Lowe's Mill, New Mills, Derbyshire, 1912, unknown photographer, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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A study of a manor house with a viaduct beyond, thought to be New Mills House, Ledbury by Mary Adshead

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A frozen canal at New Mills Marina in New Mills, Derbyshire today. The region was hit with...

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