Renee Hartley was born in Nelson. She left school when she was 15 and went to work in one of Nelson,s mills. Here she became a weaver.Nelson in Lancashire was at the centre of the weaving boom with Nelson having 22 mills. Now most of the mills have been knocked down and Renee now 84 still lives in Nelson a town full of old people.
This site has a list of all the mills in Lancashire,click on the name of a town and the mills will appear.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mills_in_Lancashire This is a list of the cotton and other textile mills in Lanc