Monday, 1 April 2013

Very good year?

From yesterday's Observer, page 21:

'[Robert Owen] married Caroline Dale in 1799 and had seven children.  In the same year, he bought the New Lanark cotton mill ...'

Those Industrial Revolution philanthropists sure knew about hard work.

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  1. It would be interesting to read Miss Dale's Diary for 1799.

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    1. Or the Boy Owen's Book of Things to do in The Hols.

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  2. Are you sure he wasn't just spinning a yarn?

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  3. The Observer might have been spinning a yarn.

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  4. I'd like to know how Caroline felt about it all.

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  5. Hahaha - a bit sore I would think!!

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