Listen to David Stanford, whose family's business would have been known as a 'mantle manufacturer' – making mostly jackets and coats. Four out of five days would have been spent completing orders – the fifth day spent on the 'cabbage', cleverly cutting patterns to create excess material, from which extra clothes could be made and sold on the market.

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