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Bolton Mills

Julian Trevelyan
1937 - 1939

Bolton Mills was created as part of the Mass Observation project.

Mass-Observation was a large-scale investigation into the habits and customs of the people of Britain that was started in Bolton in 1937. Bolton was named “Worktown” by Tom Harrisson.

The project focused on Bolton initially and during the Second World War was enlisted by the Government to monitor public morale in the population as a whole. The project still exists today and the archive is currently held at the University of Sussex.

Trevelyan created a number of artworks for the project.