Frederick Gatty was invited to come and live and work in Accrington by a man called Frederick Steiner who worked in the dye department of Accrington’s biggest factory, Broad Oak Print Works. Frederick Gatty was an expert in dyeing and printing cloth. He invented ways of fixing two dyes – khaki and a deep red which became known as Gatty red or Turkey red. Both Fredericks had streets named after them in Accrington. Note to teachers: This image is unlikely to print well.
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