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Knottingley and Ferrybridge Local History

KNOTTINGLEY'S INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

| GLASS INDUSTRY | POTTERIES | SHIPBUILDING | LIME INDUSTRY |
| CHEMICALS | KINGS MILLS |

Prior to 1840 Knottingley was a small agricultural village and the only local industries were those supporting this working of the land such as potteries, lime-burning, breweries and rope-making.  With the construction of the Knottingley-Goole canal in 1826 and the introduction of the steam railway some two decades later, Knottingley gained a comprehensive communications network providing easy access to raw materials and markets ensuring the industrial development of the town.

Here we offer you a very basic insight into some of the towns major industrial concerns of the late 19th and early 20th century.

If you happened to be an employee of any of our local industries and have anything further to add or even if you wish to send us some memories of your time with any one of them we would be delighted to hear from you.


 

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