Description: Crashsaw Bailey (1789 - 1872) was an English Industrialist who became one of the great iron-masters of Wales. In 1845 he was instrumental in setting up the Aberdare Railway, and also promoted railways between Coleford and Usk, via Monmouth. He was well known for being hostile to trade unions and opposed his workers organizing themselves along these lines. The nonsense song written about Crashaw Bailey was soon corrupted to "Cosher Bailey" and verses were added on by anyone who knew how to make a rhyme.
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