In 1911, the RMS Titanic was launched. Lowestwood Mill, Linthwaite was so large; it became known as the Titanic.
Just as the valleys of East Lancs., became known for cotton and whose mills dominated the towns...so, the West Riding of Yorks. was dominated by woollen mills.
Either side of the Pennines, labourers with transferable skills.
Typical 'mill' family
Mother, widow, age 43
Sons age 15, 13 and 11
Burler - removes loose threads, knots, and other imperfections from cloth
Feeder - feeding through yarns
Piecer - joining together of pieces or threads
Mill Hand - general labourer