Monthly Archives: June 2015

Joshua Cockshutt – the last of the “Cotton Spinners”

I remember in the late nineteen 50’s my Uncle Edmund Cockshutt telling me that the Cockshutt family had always been in textiles. He had been involved in the silk industry in Macclesfield and he said that his grandfather had owned a cotton mill. In this family history, the facts and some interpretations of the facts are included to tell the story of how the Cockshutts had finally ended the family’s long association with the weaving industries of North East Lancashire.

To read the full report, click through here Cockshutt – the last of the Cotton Spinners (v2)