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Burnley and District Twisters and Drawers Association Committee

Burnley and District Twisters and Drawers Association Committee
Burnley and District Twisters and Drawers Association Committee
Burnley and District Twisters and Drawers Association Committee
Burnley and District Twisters and Drawers Association Committee
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Burnley and District Twisters and Drawers Association Committee
A. Moore, W. Lonsdale, J. Snape, Richard Bright Watson, J. Wilkinson, W. Heap, I. Hall, J. Tillotson, J.T. Riley, M. Holdsworth, William Cornforth Robinson, T. Tempest
The names are inked in around the image
Standing, L-R: A. Moore, W. Lonsdale, J. Snape, Richard Bright Watson, J. Wilkinson, W. Heap, I. Hall, J. Tillotson
Seated: J.T. Riley, M. Holdsworth, W.C. Robinson, T. Tempest.

Image is dated at 1894. Location unknown.

William Cornforth Robinson (1861-1931), born at Carlton, Yorkshire, he was working part time in a Burnley Mill by age 10. Aged 17, after a long strike he became a union organiser. From 1894 he was the General Secretary of the Amalgamated Assocation of Beamers, Twisters and Drawers. He died in North Shields 2 days before he was due to retire as Secretary of the Union after 37 years. He was a member of the Labour NEC, the first socialist M.P. for Elland in 1922 and 1924-29, President United Textile Factory Workers Association 1903-1919. (Daily Herald obituary p. 12 12 June 1931) By 1901 he had left Burnley and was living in Heywood. M. Holdsworth was the Local Secretary, and T. Tempest was a Burnley Councillor.
Richard Bright Watson (1868-1963) was secretary 1903-1931.
Photographic print
Monochrome
17 x 12
1894
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M31 2
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