Business in the North West


A fascinating look at the rich history of business in ‘the first modern industrial district’. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the Manchester area.


Business in the North West.

Articles within:

Financial constraints and the decline of the Lancashire cotton textile industry, c1880-c1965.

Lancashire and the New Zealand market in the mid twentieth century: cotton, glass and locomotives.

Freemasonry and civic identity: municipal politics, business and the rise of Blackpool from the 1850s to the First World War.

Brewing in the North West, 1840-1914: sowing the seeds of service-sector management?

The development of toy-manufacturing in the North West, c1851-1931.

Working on the frontiers of risk: the insurance industry in north-west England since 1700.

Lancashire’s highway men: the business community and road improvements during the industrial revolution.

Straws in the wind: the local and regional roots of an occupational disease epidemic.

  • Author: edited by John F. Wilson
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781859362099
  • Pages: 197
  • Date of Publication: 2010

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