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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 21st January, 2021)

Trencherfield Mill


Trencherfield Mill
Trencherfield Mill, Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st January 2021 at 08:26

Good photo...and such a well-known landmark. I remember accompanying my children and their teachers when they were at primary school, looking round at all the machinery. It was very interesting. My Auntie worked at Eckersley's Mill...does anyone know where that was, please?

Comment by: Mick on 21st January 2021 at 09:27

Its a shame they took down the mill clock for repairs, now many years later nobody knows who took it down and were it is.
You can still see the black hole where it used to be .

Comment by: Veronica on 21st January 2021 at 09:37

I remember my mam worked there in the 40's and 50's. You can imagine the Mill girls clattering through those gates covered in cotton 'fluff'...a pity you couldn't have put a then and now picture Dennis. Good photo though.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st January 2021 at 10:21

A very imposing building, says Wigan to me & shows how old buildings can be put to modern day use.

Comment by: Edna on 21st January 2021 at 12:50

My mother worked there as well Veronica, but it was a bit earlier than that, I wonder too has anyone got photos from when it was Eckersleys.

Comment by: Maureen on 21st January 2021 at 12:55

My Mother in law used to work there..it's a very impressive building isn't it..as Helen says,it has been put to good use,It'll hopefully be standing for years ..Irene,Eckersleys is just over the Seven Stars Bridge on the same side as the Trencherfield Mill.

Comment by: Mick on 21st January 2021 at 13:01

Irene its still in the same place you visited with your children and their teachers when they were at primary school,

Comment by: Helen B on 21st January 2021 at 13:12

For Irene Roberts
Eckersley Mill was in Swan Meadow Road. Not sure if it’s still there, as I no longer live in Wigan.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 21st January 2021 at 13:30

I wanted a "Then" photo taken from the same angle Veronica but didn't find one. No doubt one will turn up now it's to late!

Comment by: Veronica on 21st January 2021 at 13:33

Edna go under work places - you will see some old photos on there.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st January 2021 at 13:35

Seems like we all had family working at Eckersley Mill ! My Auntie Annie worked there & got my Dad a job there when he left school...& the weaving business was what he was in all his working life.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st January 2021 at 13:52

Thankyou everyone for the info on Eckersley's Mill.

Comment by: PeterP on 21st January 2021 at 14:08

Irene if you walk past Trencherfield Mill going away from Wigan TC go over the canal bridge and turn next left. Eckersley mill is on your right hand side.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st January 2021 at 15:05

You would think there would have been an old photo of those gates Dennis ... that's surprising if there isn't.x

Comment by: janet on 21st January 2021 at 15:24

i worked in the office good memories good photo dennis

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 21st January 2021 at 17:23

Thanks PeterP and everyone.

Comment by: James Hanson on 21st January 2021 at 18:55

Mick, Irene tells us she visited Trencherfield Mill, not Eckersley's.

Maureen, Eckersley's Mill is not "just over the Seven Stars Bridge".

Helen of Troy, Eckersley's was one of the biggest (if not 'the' biggest) cotton mills in Britain and also the biggest employers of workers. It's not surprising that everybody had relatives who worked there.

Comment by: Edna on 21st January 2021 at 19:11

Thank you Veronica, I'll have a look.

Comment by: rainh on 21st January 2021 at 19:32

Each one has left a marker,
On rafters or on brick,
Pipework or on timber,
Their graft has made it stick.
There was no time for Dilly,
Dally scrubbed a step,
Granddad made his sweat int pit,
Whilst nana's hands rolled wet .
Sunshine, rain or Christmas,
Grafting days got met,
You don't put owt on table,
wit soft heart, soft hands....yet!

Comment by: . Ozy . on 21st January 2021 at 20:01

Mick, I notice that you managed to insert the word ' their ' correctly into your response to Irene's post.
Now I find that very encouraging.
Keep it up mate. I feel confident that we'll get get there eventually,.. of this, I have little doubt . It may take some time, but I finally see a glimmer of light at the end of the long dark tunnel......
And go steady on those bends dropping down into Crooke mate.
There has to be a good reason why Middleton & Woods opened a branch at that specific location.
Take it easy mate. Oz.

Comment by: Maureen on 21st January 2021 at 20:06

I stand corrected ..Eckersleys Mill is on Swan Meadow Rd.

Comment by: DTease on 21st January 2021 at 20:58

Maybe Middleton and Woods are there (or is it their?) to oversee the final resting place of English Grammar.
Here lies the body of English Grammar.
Sent to its death with a stutter and a stammer.
'Twas 'lectric bike Mick who's sad lack of care.
Laid it to rest forever their (Or should it be there?)

With apologies in advance for any mistakes that I have made.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd January 2021 at 01:13

Ozy it might not have been me

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd January 2021 at 11:04

I stand corrected ..Eckersleys Mill is on Swan Meadow Rd.

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