The Adventures of Tom Leigh

The Adventures of Tom Leigh

Young Tom and his father arrive in the Calder Valley on a dark stormy night in 1722. Tom is soon an orphan and finds himself a pauper in the workhouse until Mr Firth, a hilltop clothier, agrees to take him on as an apprentice.

Tom tries his best but his life is made miserable by sullen journeyman-weaver Jeremy, and a series of accidents makes him wonder if his life is in danger.

A trip to Halifax Piece Hall reveals dark secrets, and when the drying cloth starts disappearing… (more)