Deliniations of the North West Division of the County of Somerset

Deliniations of the North West Division of the County of Somerset

Derby A History

Derby A History

Denton Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th May 2014

Book FormatPaperback





This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Denton has changed and developed over the last century.
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'Where do flies go in the winter? Through Denton to Hyde (hide).' This old music hall joke is probably the only reference most people had regarding Denton, apart from hats. The sixteenth century saw the introduction of the felt hat-making industry, to which Denton owed its rise from an obscure hamlet to an important manufacturing town. By 1825, there were twenty-five hatting firms and Denton was the third largest hat-making centre in the North West. It was here that the famous Trilby hat was designed by the Denton Hat Company, which was a best-seller around the world for many years. However, the town boomed in the mid- to late 1950s, as it no longer relied solely on hatting for prosperity. This unique selection of old and new images and informative captions will be essential reading for anyone who knows and loves this town.

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