The following comes from a 1930's book, which I was introduced to in my childhood. It reflects the Cotton Industry of Lancashire, or Burnley in particular. I'm guessing this is not completely different from Stockport, so I am reproducing one of the poems here. Rather than take up a lot of space, I have put the text in comments. To access the comments, click on the word comment, below. Or click on the date below.
The poems were written by Nelson Jackson.
I hope you enjoy it.