A Glossary of terms used in this section
The term applied to the spinning of silk by winding, doubling and twisting.
A now discontinued conservation area grant aid scheme funded by local authorities and English Heritage, which has been replaced by a Conservation Area Partnership.
A lightly spun silk yarn consisting of single threads of silk doubled and gently twisted. Tram was used by silk weavers for weft yarn.
The word literally means exchange. A truck shop was the place where workers could exchange tokens or notes guaranteeing them goods to a certain value for the goods that they needed. It was a system which was open to exploitation by the factory masters. In the early industrial communities a shortage of coins encouraged factory masters to turn to the payment of wages partly in goods and services.