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The hat industry of Luton and its buildings

Author: Katie Carmichael; David McOmish; David Grech
Publisher: Swindon : English Heritage, 2013.
Series: Informed conservation.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although perhaps best known today as the home of Vauxhall Motors, Luton's industrial roots run much deeper. Long before it became associated with motor cars, Luton was the centre of ladies' hat production in this country – a success founded upon the earlier regional industry of straw-plaiting. Many surrounding towns and villages fed into the industry and helped to make the region globally renowned. At its peak  Read more...
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Carmichael, Katie.
Hat industry of Luton and its buildings.
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katie Carmichael; David McOmish; David Grech
ISBN: 184802326X 9781848023260
OCLC Number: 913335114
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1 Introduction; 2 Historic and regional development; The towns of the hat industry; 3 Straw plaiting; Origins of the industry; Plaiting; Child labour; Economic and regional impact; Decline; 4 Hat manufacture and trade; Economy and organisation; Subsidiary industries; Working conditions; 5 Buildings of the hat industry; Large-scale industry; London and its connections with the Luton hat industry; 6 Conservation and the management of change; Notes; References and further reading.
Series Title: Informed conservation.
Responsibility: Katie Carmichael, David McOmish and David Grech.

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This book is an introduction and guide to Luton's hatting industry and to the distinctive and varied character of its buildings.  Read more...

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