Mudcat Café message #2952961 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2173   Message #2952961
Posted By: GUEST
27-Jul-10 - 02:15 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Poverty Knock
Subject: RE: Origins: Poverty Knock
alf gardiner is, i think, wrong in attributing the phrase to door knocking. The old looms that my mum sstarted on in 1930 at popplewell mill were victorian. They were still in use when the mill closed in the 60s and having heard them myself know that pk is a good description of how they sounded.