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The Cowen family and their connection to W E Yates Mill, Bramley, Leeds, UK

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The Cowen family and their connection to W E Yates Mill, Bramley, Leeds, UK

Hi.

I am wondering if anyone can help with the above? I am looking for information on the Cowen family who worked at W E Yates Mill in Bramley in and around the 1950s and 1960s. I would particularly like to hear from any of their colleagues if that's possible or if anyone knows of a forum or website dedicated to ex-employees of W E Yates.

I am drawing a considerable blank here so any help would be appreciated!

Thank you.
 

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Manufacturing diversified by 1914 to printing, engineering, chemicals and clothing manufacture. Decline in manufacturing during the 1930s was temporarily reversed by a switch to producing military uniforms and munitions during World War II. However, by the 1970s the clothing industry was in irreversible decline, facing cheap foreign competition.
 
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