Marriner’s Yarns

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The story of the Keighley knitting wool spinners

A fascinating insight into an industry that shaped the Yorkshire landscape which will appeal to those interested in the history of the county, Keighley, knitting and our industrial heritage.

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Marriner’s wool and patterns have clothed generations of British families, but few people are aware of the fascinating story of this famous company. This well-written, readable account puts the firm under the microscope in a way which contributes greatly to our knowledge and understanding of mill working and management.

  • Author: George Ingle
  • Binding: paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-85936-103-0
  • Pages: 192
  • Illustrations: 42
  • Date of Publication: 2004
  • Dimensions: 234 × 156 mm

2 reviews for Marriner’s Yarns

  1. Ilkley Gazette

    A historian from Ilkley has produced the definitive history of one of the region’s most famous textile companies.


    Quite simply this is a tour de force of closely focussed research and collation of records. It is backed up by a broad appreciation of the textile industry as a whole in Yorkshire and the result is one of the finest accounts of a single firm from inception to eventual demise into a brand name operated by another firm that I have ever read. This is industrial history at its best…

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