Employment in Colton

Village Occupations

How people have earned a living in Colton through the ages.

Census 1901

Occupations recorded in the 1901 Census

Farming in Colton

Farming practices in Colton through the ages

Medieval Glassmaking in and Around Colton

The evidence we have of this occupation.

The Mills at Colton

An account of the mills that once served Colton.

Steam Comes Through Colton

How Colton people found work on the railway.

The Canal comes to Colton

Local employment on the canal including the account of a murder!