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WhiteLands 2014
Title Whitelands
Date 2014
Location Rawdon
Photo ID J109
Comment This area of Little London was once home to many hand loom weavers. This land was used as a tenterfield, somewhere the cloth would be pegged out to stretch and dry, it is said that the name “Whiteland’s” derives from this practice. Photographer Joanne Coultas.
WhiteLands 2014

H217 – Whitelands, Little London, 2014.

Whitelands, Little London – 2014

Located in the Little London area, the chief industry of the inhabitants was once hand loom weaving.
It is said that White Lands was the area where the cloth was tentered ie pegged down to dry and stretch.
To the right are school playing fields.

Photographer Dennis Court.

Previous Comments:

This was also the field where the Rawdon Baptist Cricket team played.
Neil Hardisty
14 September 2015.

Consolidated by: Jack Brayshaw. 07 April 2021.
Last updated: 08 November 2022 – Both images updated.

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