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Makerfield Mill


Makerfield Mill Ltd, Ashton-in-Makerfield 1965
Photo: SKerigan
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Item #: 32766
Since 1947 , post war , turnover had nearly doubled the mill had been extended and almost completely rebuilt with automatic machines installed throughout . At this time it had 400 staff, largely female, working 2 shifts producing 190,000 yards of furnishing fabrics a week in up to 300 different designs .Makerfield Mill had just become part of the Viyella International Federation of Companies after being founded by Mr Wilfrid Maher and Mr Ralph Platt in 1920.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th November 2020 at 17:57

There are a lot of comments about this mill on a photo of the weaving shed that Chris posted in 2011, link below, there's also a post from Alex Maher who is researching his great, great grandfather Wilfred Maher who is shown on another photograph of this mill. Wonder if he has seen these?

Comment by: Skerigan on 11th November 2020 at 17:49

Thank you Cyril .I know Alex Maher ( actually a female) and will contact her re. the photograph of her great grandfather Wilfrid Maher the founder of Makerfield Mill Ltd .

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