the boldest of all was the advertisement for "a company for carrying on an undertaking of Great Advantage, but no one to know what it is." This amiable swindler set up a shop in Cornhill to receive subscriptions. His office was besieged by eager investors, and after collecting £2000 in cash he prudently absconded.It's a good thing we aren't so stupid in this day and age.
Arkwright's Mill, Cromford, in 1947
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