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    Default Unusual Occupation or Unusual Location?

    From the 1911 Census in Chorley:

    Hooker in Bleach Works

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    I've found two descriptions for the job. The first one is the blindingly obvious -
    A person that hooks or uses hooks, e.g. in woollen or cotton industry.

    The second is still connected to textiles -
    Textile mill worker operating machinery which laid out fabric in uniform folds to required length.

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    The 1881 census lists hundreds of people with an occupation of "hooker". Not so unusual, perhaps.

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    (blowing my own trumpet a bit, but -)
    This was a thread on here about strange occupations or their transcriptions anyway - https://www.british-genealogy.com/th...rasnscriptions...

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    I like your sense of humour Peter.

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