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The Cotton Famine Road


Category: New Folk, Alternative Folk



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Description: A tale from yesterday... When cotton was king the North West of England suffered greatly as the American Civil War impeded the export of cotton to the towns whose sole existence was built upon it. Riots, famine and general destitution ensued. Some mill owners sought an answer. Instead of laying off their workers, they put them to work on the moors digging roads to nowhere. They were known as Cotton Famine Roads... Herein lies a tale. Enjoy.

Submitted: February 13, 2018 4:41AM


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