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.