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The Crown Industry of Stockport
History and the Hat
From Hare to Hat
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19th century Adswood Adswood Lane Barber Battersbys bays beaver became began Bermondsey bow garret Bredbury brick brim building built Cale Green Canal Street carding Carringtons Chestergate Hat Manufacturing Christys conical cottages crown Denton developed domestic early 20th century European beaver factory felt hatting industry fibres finishing forming fur felt hats Gazette Giles Atherton hairs hatting world Higher Hillgate Hillgate Mill hrim iron Jim McKnight King Street West Lancashire late 19th century lathes leather London makers Manchester master hatter mechanisation mid 19th century Offerton operated pelt pillar and panel planking machines premises production proof rear remained rollers Samuel Oldknow shape single-storey soft felts South steam Stockport hatters Stockport hatting industry style survives T W Bracher Tameside Thomas Christy trade trimming Turner Atherton two-storey Virginia Mills warehouse Wellington Mill wet end sheds whilst William William Barber Woodrow wool wool bodies wool felt workshop