Littleborough’s History

LITTLEBOROUGH in the early 18th & 19th C

The town expanded through the growth in mining, quarrying and textiles, particularly the industrialisation of the textile trade but growth brought not only wealthy owners but for most residents it ushered in:


A particular issue arose from the factory system; the payment in tokens or provisions rather than actual cash which the workers could spend themselves where they wished:-


TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS in and around LITTLEBOROUGH

Although growing Littleborough’s economic development was being held back by poor quality, badly maintained roads: The answers came in a number of ways: