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The District of Flixton, Manchester
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The township and parish of Flixton is approximately 8 miles south-west of Manchester city centre. The main occupation in the early 19th century was cotton weaving which took place in almost every cottage and farm house.

Although the area was mainly agricultural, (with crops of wheat, oats, potatos and market produce), the weaving provided much needed extra income.

Hand Loom Weaver Picture of a man sat at a hand loom weaving
Source: Manchester Art Gallery; Author: F.W.Jackson, reproduced here under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Flixton Bridge Flixton Bridge
Photograph by kind permission and © of Manchester CHA Rambling and Social Club
Flixton Road Flixton Road
from the Francis Frith collection
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