“Not a single thing belonging the Shoddy system is valueless or useless”

From The History of the Shoddy-Trade: Its Rise, Progress and Present Position, by Samuel Jubb, published 1860. This is the definitive guide to shoddy, written at the height of manufacturing in Britain, which was largely centred around west Yorkshire particularly Batley, Dewsbury and Morley – which gives us the link to Leeds. Batley is widely … More “Not a single thing belonging the Shoddy system is valueless or useless”

Themes of Shoddy

Shoddy has many meanings and resonances, and this project and blog will cover the following themes: • Shoddy, the material, shoddy industry in Leeds/West Yorkshire, woollen industry. Local history, heritage. Production and use of shoddy fabric e.g. military uniforms. WW1. Local museums and mills: Armley Mills, Sunny Bank Mills, Royal Armouries. Mill work, wool, felt. … More Themes of Shoddy