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SE2023 :: The Luddite Memorial statue, Halifax Road, Liversedge

Taken 7 years ago by Humphrey Bolton near Liversedge, Kirklees, England

The Luddite Memorial statue, Halifax Road, Liversedge by Humphrey Bolton
The Luddite Memorial statue, Halifax Road, Liversedge

This depicts a cropper brandishing his shears, which were used to crop off fibres projecting from pieces of cloth, a skilled task. It was the mechanisation of this process that led to the Luddite riots. The little girl has a worried, adult-looking face, perhaps representing how her mother felt about the hopeless bravado of her father.
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Subject Grid Square SE2023
Subject Lat/Long 53.710668,-1.698190 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Liversedge, Kirklees, England
Photographer Humphrey Bolton
Taken 20130218 201302 2013 (about 7 years ago)
Submitted 2013-02-20
Context Lowlands · Park and Public Gardens · People, Events ·
Tag statue · memorial sculpture ·
Group Halifax Road ·

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