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  • Of recent years, however, the operatives have moved into the suburbs, leaving the model houses of the "artisans' town" to small tradesmen.
  • It is of modern growth, a township of cotton operatives, with large collieries in the vicinity.
  • The number of hours' labour for operatives and employes in cotton and woollen mills is limited to sixty a week and must not exceed eleven in any one day, except for making up lost time to the extent of sixty hours in any one year.
  • Between 1811 and 1814 hands of so-called Luddites, starving operatives out of work, scoured the country, smashing machinerythe immediate cause of their misfortunesand committing every sort of outrage.
  • BLANKETEERS, the nickname given to some 5000 operatives who on the Toth of March 1817 met in St Peter's Field, near Manchester, to march to London, each carrying blankets or rugs.
 

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