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Industrial History of Marple

Hollins Mill

The heart of Marple for over one hundred years.

Author: Ann Hearle.

Published: Marple Local History Society, 2014.

A5 booklet, 68 pages, 56 illustrations.

Price: £4.00

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Chapters

  • The early mill
  • The operation of the mill
  • The people of the mill
  • The owners of the mill
  • The legacy of the mill

A history of the mill which epitomised Marple for over a century. It looks at the operation of the mill, how it was managed and the work involved. Just as important, it looks at the workers in the mill over the years and includes memories of some of the people who worked there. The narrative goes on to profile the various owners - who they were, how they managed and what happened to them when they left the mill. Finally it measures the impact the mill and its owners have had on Marple and District both at the time and the legacy that is still with us today.