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Matthew Fowlds

Matthew Fowlds

Matthew Fowlds of Fenwick was the last hand loom weaver in this area. He left school at the age of 11 and became a herd boy. Soon after this he was apprenticed to a weaver, becoming a journeyman in 1826 which entitled him to full membership of the Weavers' Society (1761-1873).

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