Prisoners of the Sewing Machine / Slaves of the Sewing Machine


Susan Boyd worked as a dressmaker for Mrs Leach, who owned a dress stall in the local market and ran a squalid workhouse in a slum house, where several other homeless children worked and lived like slaves. When Susan tries to smuggle out a message for help, Mrs Leach punishes her by locking her in a dark cupboard. Following this, Susan pretends she has broken and starts acting as compliant toady to Mrs Leach, but she is using this to secretly help the slaves.


  • Art: Claude Berridge


  • Prisoners of the Sewing Machine – Mandy: #498 (31 July 1976) – #511 (30 October 1976)
  • Reprinted as Slaves of the Sewing Machine – #1104 (12 March 1988) – #1116 (4 June 1988)

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