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Some young women in Bradford, however, confronted abusive overlookers individually.
43) Female cotton weavers in Lancashire feared losing their jobs and turned to family and kin to confront weave room overlookers, called tacklers, who sexually abused them verbally and physically.
100 YEARS AGO: Death from a splinter - Mr AH Hebbert, deputy coroner, held an inquest at Kidderminster Town Hall on Stephen Gill (60) an overlooker at Watson Brothers' spinning mill.
The site has links with the former Atkinsons' Mill - the scene of a tragedy in 1818 when 17 girls who had been locked in by the overlooker died in a fire.
It isn't easy but you have a work partner on duty and an overlooker, then a dedicated support team and a director.
Mr Moorhouse, 72, worked in the textile industry as a power loom overlooker and retired from his last job at Fred Batley's in Milnsbridge after 18 years.
there are also vacancies for skilled workers in the Berkeley Magna Factory in Long eaton, Nottingham, and the Northern Upholstery Factory in Carcroft, Doncaster, including overlookers, sewing machinists and trainee upholsterers.
Twelve bodies ceased to exist last year, including the 120-year-old General Union of Loom Overlookers.
The Overlookers,'' written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Christopher Warre Smet, is one of the spotlighted features at this weekend's ninth annual Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival.
Canadian filmmaker Christopher Warre Smets will speak about his feature ``The Overlookers,'' making its American premiere.
This at a time when the pay for the elite of textile workers, the overlookers, was 28 to 30 shillings a week (pounds 1.