Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 28th April, 2013)
Don't know the history here, but good picture James.....cheers!!!
This mill use to have a pitched roof but the caretaker said that it collapsed in heavy winds a few years ago and they had it repaired with a flat ash felt roof.
I do have several pictures from different view points from up here, will pass them on soon to maybe get uploaded into there own link on the 'new album' page
My mum, Irene Callaghan (nee Wilding from Alder Ave, Worsley Hall), worked here from being a 16yr old up to the early 1950's. I think she was a winder. She still tells my sister and I of the lovely memories and workmates, some of whom she still bumps into from time to time. She talks of the hardships and cameraderie which existing then but these days have been somewhat lacking in many areas of life.
I remember going to have a look at one of the mills as a school excursion just before we emigrated......maybe that is where I may have got a job....who knows, cheers!!
There was No 1, 2 and 3 mills. The Doubling Shed and the Weaving Shed and there were others which I can't remember.