Great Article from Katie Binns

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bradford/content/articles/2006/05/12/bradford_irish_katie_feature.shtml

AGAINST THE ODDS

Did you know that in 1851, Bradford had the highest proportion of Irish-born people in Yorkshire – around 10% of the city’s population? Katie from Bradford,has been finding out more!
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As J B Hammond said: “It was easier to reach Yorkshire from Ireland than from Norfolk or Dorset…Labourers who were sent to Lancashire were taken to London, put on a boat of Pickfords…carried to Manchester in four or five days at a cost of fourteen shillings. But an Irishman could cross to Liverpool in fourteen hours for two shillings and sixpence”

 

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