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Empress Mill

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Empress mill ? May 11th 1937
Photo: Kath Gerring
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Item #: 22451
Empress Mill celebration?

Comment by: Loz on 16th January 2013 at 20:38

Don't think it's Empress Mill. Those are spinning frames, and Empress was a weaving mill.

Comment by: jacklaw on 16th January 2013 at 22:10

Empress Mill, Ince was a single storey shed mill alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, spinning cotton in Ince, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. It was operated by the Lancashire Cotton Corporation from the 1930s and passed to Courtaulds in 1964. Production finished in 1975. It was the last mill in Ince to close, despite the intervention of Member of Parliament Michael McGuire, and a debate in the House of Commons on 20 March 1975.[2]

Comment by: Albert on 17th January 2013 at 13:51

Was this the year the King & Queen visited Wigan?

Comment by: Horace on 17th January 2013 at 22:16

Coronation 1953ish ?

Comment by: DotM on 19th January 2013 at 11:50

12th May 1937 was the Coronation of King George and Queen Elizabeth, our present Queen's parents.

Comment by: Albert. on 19th January 2013 at 14:38

It must have been a year,or so after the coronation that the King & Queen, visited Wigan. I know it was before hostilties with Germany. I remember my mother arranging the Union Jack outside the front bedroom window.

Comment by: Maggie K on 21st January 2013 at 23:21

My mum worked at the Empress, she was a spinner and she took me there when I was a child so I must have only been about six but I remember it. It is only recently I discovered it's full title is Empress of India.

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