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Title: Morley Feast Blackpool Special, c.1900 - DNT00167

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Morley Feast Blackpool Special, c.1900 - DNT00167


Morly Low Station with excurtionists rushing to get on a LNWR Blackpool Special at Morley Feast. Towards the end of the 19th century it was common practice for railway companies to put on special trains for a town’s local holiday.

The word ‘Feast' was used for the local the annual holiday of textile and other workers and the accompanying fair. All the mills in a town closed at the same time for the local holiday which differed between neighbouring textile towns and the fairs travelled to different towns at different feasts. Historically the only holiday in the year had been on the feast day of the patronal saint of the Parish Church hence the use of the term ‘feast’ for the much later annual fair and holiday.




David Taylor


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Unknown, “Morley Feast Blackpool Special, c.1900 - DNT00167,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed April 22, 2024, https://penninehorizons.org/items/show/32207.

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