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The Glasgow Clothlappers

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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The Glasgow Clothlappers

"The Glasgow Clothlappers", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

The song was written in support of a clothlappers' strike, which was organised to press the men's demands for a 12-hours working day. "Clothlappers" were calenderers, employed in Glasgow's textile industry to smooth and press finished cotton goods.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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