The part played by cotton in Yorkshire's history was little known before George Ingle's landmark book. Essential and fascinating reading for historians, and for `tykes' everywhere. This story of a forgotten and largely unknown industry is the first survey of all the cotton mills which were built in Yorkshire during those critical years between 1780 and 1835. The new mills, their location, machinery and the firms which ran them are all described. Photographs and drawings illustrate the story and Part II of the book is a gazetteer of all the mill sites. This comprehensive study of a little-known industry will be of value to economic and local historians. It will also be of interest to people who love to walk the cloughs of Calderdale or the Yorkshire Dales and want to know more about their history.