Bradford before the Industrial Revolution. Clare Anderson 30.11.01. Introduction.
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This presentation will tell you about what Bradford was like before the industrial revolution and how it changed from being a very undeveloped town to an industrial city. The richer people of Bradford used to have more power than working class people. They believed that there was a big difference between them and people who had to work to survive.
….Because the population was growing
….Because Britain had plenty of raw materials
….Because Britain’s farmers grew more food
….Because Britain’s Empire and overseas trade was growing
….Because Britain’s transport was improved
….Because there were new ideas and new inventions
There are many reasons suggesting why the industrial revolution happened there are contradicting evidence suggesting that these were and weren’t the reasons.
Disease was a common accurance among people in the in Bradford. As people were inhabited very closely to one and other disease was spread very quickly. It became very hard for a family to survive if they didn’t have income and many died
The machines were the main items which happened in the industrial revolution. They helped massively in developing Bradford and the surrounding areas. They were useful for many things such as