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  The Halifax Todmorden turn pike road was built Early mills built in the Calder Valley Gamaliel Sutcliffe built Lumb Mills in Colden Valley for Food prices high because of Corn Laws and bad harvest Riots by unemployed weavers   Steam and gas introduced at Lumb Mills  
    Rochdale canal started Cotton becomes Britain’s biggest export St Peter’s Square Massacre in Manchester     Leeds Manchester railway opened  
Cotton starting to become a main industry     First Mill in England to be lit by gas at Sowerby Bridge          
First cotton mill built     1811 Crompton’s Survey     1833 Factories Inquiry Commission    
      First Factory Act passed     Queen Victoria was crowned    
  French Revolution starts Cotton gin invented Slavery banned in Britain     Birth Certificates introduced    
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