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Makerfield Mill

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Makerfield Mill taken in 1963 (also known as the weaving shed).
Photo: Roger Whistlecroft
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Makerfield Mill taken in 1963 (also known as the weaving shed).

Comment by: lanky11 on 6th May 2008 at 18:54

I worked there in that year in the winding room on the stripper check out my blog lanky11's wiganworked I have 2 pics of girls that worked there then too. look under old pics I seem to know these people on your pic

Comment by: lanky11 on 7th May 2008 at 03:34

Sorry that should have said
http://blog.wiganworld.co.uk/lanky11pic

Comment by: linny on 4th September 2008 at 04:57

i to worked at the mill,as a weaver,from about 1961 onwards off and on.when it closed i was moved ,and went to work at Dorma Wigan.Loved every minute at the weaving shed.

Comment by: Miss Arshad on 3rd February 2009 at 10:46

Hi

Could anybody tell me which company operated the Makerfield Mill from the 1940's to 1980? It was possibly a company called Austin & Marr or Carrington Viyella?

Thanks

Comment by: John Smith on 7th April 2009 at 06:30

I worked at the weaving shed on and off from 1965 - 1972, married Linda Melling, moved to Oz in '72.
The two brothers that owned the business were Joe & Austin Maher, Austin would stop and chat but Joe wouldn't give you the time of day, unfortunately. Like Jimmy Wright once said "Joe walks around like he owns the place" typical Jimmy

Comment by: John Smith on 7th April 2009 at 23:44

Lanky, I realise it's been a while since you mentioned your blog, but I tried to find it but it doesn't exist anymore

Comment by: ROGER WHISTLECROFT on 6th July 2009 at 21:50

The people in the pic are Terence Jones, known as BUSTER, and myself Roger Wistlecroft

Comment by: Will Maher on 14th April 2015 at 15:31

Brilliant photos, My Grandad Joseph Maher owned the mill, I was just researching the mill and came across these photos.

I have never seen photos inside the mill before. Brilliant to see these old photos.

Comment by: Will Maher on 14th April 2015 at 16:46

Brilliant photos, My Grandad Joseph Maher owned the mill, I was just researching the mill and came across these photos.

I have never seen photos inside the mill before. Brilliant to see these old photos.

Comment by: upright on 7th January 2019 at 19:09

Happy days I worked at the mill from 1972 till 1979.i worked on the Dsl looms and the f2000 looms on nights from 1975 till 1979

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