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Hindley Mills

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Hindley Mills
Photo: Maurice
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Item #: 22843
Castle Hill Mill and Borsdane Bridge Mill,on the drawing Borsdane is spelt Bosdane,the bridge on Atherton Road is also spelt Bosdane Bridge.

Comment by: winder on 6th March 2013 at 20:10

The mill on Castle Hill was quite an impressive building that must have employed hundreds of men and women in it's day.
I like the old industrial stuff.
Thanks for putting it on, Maurice

Comment by: Raymond on 7th March 2013 at 02:40

According to images on Google Earth/Maps, part of the old wall is still there, it's behind a bus stop. Further images of an old factory wall/gatepost of Lowe Mill in Hindley, can still be seen. It seems to be private property now.

Comment by: winder on 7th March 2013 at 14:07

Raymond; Just had a peep on Google street view and saw the old wall on Castle Hill. It's the one that joins up with the Sub-Station.
What's more interesting is the gatepost you mentioned down Lowe Mill lane.
The 1907 map says it used to be a Cotton Mill and it shows a Mill race and reservoirs at the back which look to be fed by Bordane Brook.
Did you see the swastika on the old gatepost? I'm sure the "artist" has got it upside down!

Comment by: Raymond on 9th March 2013 at 00:25

Yes, I knew the swastika was the wrong way round, did you know that about the time the mills were operating, the British Government issued war savings coupons with the swastika stamp.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1916_White_swastika_6d_war_savings_coupon.jpg

Comment by: winder on 10th March 2013 at 17:51

Just had a look at the white swastika, Raymond.
The page gives a date of 1916. Bet they never dreamed that 20 odd years later it would be a symbol that was hated in nearly every country in Europe.

Fascinating stuff.

Comment by: Gwen Pendlebury on 12th January 2015 at 22:26

My cousin and myself used to save waste paper, newspapers etc., and when we had enough we would take it up to the Castle Hill Mill, they would buy it by weight.

Comment by: Cliff Grant on 31st May 2020 at 09:20

Hi all,
Does anyone have any photos of the mill from any time, I live where the mill was and I'm trying to piece it all together.
Cheers

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