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Silk Weavers in your family?

The romance of silk weaving, it must have been incredible to produce such a thing of beauty out of the poverty stricken areas of East London. Do you have silk weavers in your family history?

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John Kay Inventor of the Flying Shuttle

John Kay 1704 - 1779
This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Industrial Revolution

The costs to John Kay inventor of the flying shuttle were significant, as they were to the workers who lost their jobs as a result of mechanisation but his tenacious approach in the face of adversity is part of what made the inventors, visionaries and entrepreneurs of the Industrial Revolution brilliant.

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