Let’s hear it for broadsides. This one illustrates occupations of the 17thC woollen trade, from Scrublers to Throwsters (?), celebrating a protectionist law forbidding people to be buried in anything but woollen cloth. One inscription reads “Now Lett us all joyn Hand in Hand T’advance what most Promotes our land.” So that’s it, we all need to get in a circle round a fire, hold hands and think of England/Wales etc.
from ‘Work: Art and Society Two” by Ken BAYNES and Alan ROBINSON, Welsh Arts Council 1970