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The cotton bobbin: symbolic of a lost heritage?

The cotton bobbin: symbolic of a lost heritage?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

The cotton bobbin – a spool of thread to be found in every household sewing kit. This humble object was once a symbol of the dominance of British manufacturing – the source of sustenance and pride for a generation of workers. Dr John Goodwin of Leicester’s School of Management reveals how the loss of this key industry from the Midlands has emptied factories and wasted skills.

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The Social Worlds project ran from March 2014 to November 2015. This site is no longer being updated but provides an archive of all the articles which were created as part of the project.

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