Fish Stall Gazette! And 'Change Corner Chronicle. "All we like Sheep have done Astray."From our Special Correspondent. Whereas it having been noised abroad that the Editor of this Journal was either dead or left our good old town, or neglecting to do his duty, such rumours are not true...The above are correct portraits of a group of them as they appeared before the two lackies, Messrs. Sel-me and Davi-me, in Station Street, on the day they went to the hodge-podge dinner at Beeston Ryelands. [A numbered key follows with explanatory text.]
Hand-coloured engraving and letterpress. 610 x 450mm. 24 x 17¾". Damaged.
Nottingham in 1800 was a very different place than it had been 100 years earlier, far greater changes were to take place in the next century. It was then that the term 'Lace Market' in relation to the area of the old borough came into use. In 1832 the first edition of William White's History, Gazeteer and Directory of Nottinghamshire was published, listing the various trades and occupations in the town. There were now 186 lace manufacturers and 70 hosiery manufacturers, which illustrates the relative changes of the two principal industries since 1799. 66 of the lace manufacturers lived in the Lace Market area, mainly on St. Mary's Gate, High Pavement and Stoney Street, whilst there were only 25 in the Hounds Gate locality. There were, however, still 12 hosiery manufacturers in the Lace Market area. White's Directory also lists 257 bobbin-net makers and explains that 'these are Lace-net makers who employ machines and sell their net in the brown state to merchants and manufacturers, who finish it for the home and foreign markets'. There were only 14 of these makers in the Lace Market area and they were mainly on the fringe in Barker Gate, Hollowstone and Woolpack Lane. In addition, there were 546 bobbin-net makers in the four industrial villages nearest to the town, Radford, Lenton, Basford and Sneinton.
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