Peter and Barbara Snape gave an excellent multimedia presentation entitled the Cotton Town Chronicles. Their music and folk songs told the stories of the local cotton and mining industries in the nineteenth century.
The presentation reflected the good times and the camaraderie experienced by the workers of the Industrial Revolution, but also the grim realities of what must have felt like slavery at times. It was a brilliant synopsis of when cotton and coal were king. It felt great to experience the live music, to join in with the choruses and to sample the Lancashire parkin at refreshment time.
Banner Image: Courtesy of Peter Snape