Deaf History: James Herriot

Vicky Sowden introduces a very successful deaf tailor

4m 28s

Documentary as part of the Deaf History series. Reporter Vicky Sowden tells us all about James Herriot, a Deaf tailor who lived in the 1800s. Born in 1815, Herriot worked his way up the career ladder to eventually own his own tailors in the centre of Manchester. There he employed 12 apprentices, 6 of whom were Deaf! Herriot was an active member of the Deaf community, attending the annual Deaf and Dumb congress. Inspired, he went on to set up the Manchester and Salford Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Association, which was also run by Deaf people.

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