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Mills & Industries


Mills and Industry in Marple and District.


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Collection Items

Letterhead for Hambletons Bobbin Makers : USA
Photocopy of a fragment of a business letterhead from Hambleton & Company, Manufacturers of Bobbins and Spools USA 1897.
Hambletons of Moor End established a large Bobbins Factory in the USA

Photograph & Short History of Clough Mill
Short printed history.
Black and white photograph of Clough Mill, off Hollins Lane, Ludworth in ruins taken in the 1970's

Material on Cataract Bridge Mill
Information / Photographs on Cataract Bridge Mill and Residential Estate :
1. Exhibition information.
2. Photocopy of Letter Heading from 1942 for Wm Jowett Limited, wadding & cotton wool mfg.
3. Three Colour photographs of Cataract Mill flood…

Holly Head Bleach Works Letterhead
Original letterhead of Mellor Bleaching Company Limited of Holly Head Bleach Works, Mellor, with handwritten information on its history.
Exhibition card with information on the bleach works.

Magazine article : "Stained glass at Marple Bridge"  : 1954
Photocopy of Cheshire Life article from 1954 entitled "Stained Glass at Marple Bridge" written by Ann Lake giving information on manufacture of stained glass by Mr Willford (linked to workshop on Longhurst Lane)

Hand drawn map  : Springwater Mill at Turflee
Hand drawn map showing layout of Springwater Mill at Turflee from 1872 from O.S.
Scaled 1" - 14 yards showing pond, tanks, chimney.

Reports of Disputes at Mills : 1800's
Typed document giving two accounts of Industrial Unrest at Marple, Disley and Hazel Grove Mills.
Taken from The Times newspaper 26th August 1842 and 3lst August 1842
Also Typed extract taken from Stockport Advertiser dated August 1842 reporting…

Material on Mellor Mill,  Fire, History & Excavations
Documents / articles and videos relating to Mellor Mill, History Fire and excavations :
a. Photocopy of original Cheshire County News report from 1892 on "the Great Mill Fire near Marple" (with Transcript and Glossop Chronicle )
b. Notes from…

Samuel Oldknow Counting House Receipts : 1791
Three photocopies of original receipts from Samuel Olknown's Counting House for weaving services dated 1791.

Aqueduct Mill Fire : 1934
North Cheshire Herald report "Mysterious Blaze at Marple Mill" 4th August 1934 with photograph and account of 2nd fire at Marple Printing Company's works at Aqueduct Mill with description of the fire and subsequent damage.
Download from Manchester…

Bonhams Auctioneers Valuation of oil painting " Mellor Mill" by Joseph Parry : 2012
Correspondence between Bonhams 1793 Limited and Professor J Hearle with regard to the valuation of the oil painting on canvass "Mellor Mill" by Joseph Parry, 1744-1826. giving insurance value and market value. 2012.

Purchased by Mellor…

Newspaper Article : The Old Flour Mill at Marple : Undated
Photocopy of newspaper article with photograph and text heading "The Old Flour Mill at Marple" from unknown newspaper and date.
Giving brief history of Mill.
Plus typed transcript.

Goodfellow Engine : Mellor Mill : 1860
Eight pages titled "Mellor Mill Illus Compressed" emailed in 2017 from unknown source giving tech information on Goodfellow Engine installed at Mellor Mill with technical information, drawings and illustrations of other examples of Mill Engines.

Material from Marple Parish Magazines : Mellor Mill Fire : 1892/6
Extracts from Marple Parish Magazines dating from 1892 - 6 giving information on the Mellor Mill Fire in 1892 and its effect on the community, with list of subscribers and relief payments to workers and their families signed by J Wainwright, Hon.…

Newspaper Report on "Fines for all Kinds of Offences" in Mills
Four pages of photocopied pages from a magazine or newspaper articles from unknown publication with title "Early days in the Mill", "Fines for all kinds of Offences", 'Domestic' workers versus the Factories giving information on fines and…

Material relating to Arnfield Mill, Mellor
Miscellaneous material relating to Arnfield Mill :
a. Single page typed document with brief history of Arnfield Mill, Mellor from 1801. Author unknown
b. Extract from 1836 Valuation map with key, showing Arnfield Mill factory, Mill Croft, and…

Royal Oak Farm Brickworks, Mellor
Typed single page giving brief history and description of Royal Oak Farm Brickworks, Longhurst Lane, Mellor from 1851 census.

Photograph of Brick : North Derbyshire Fire Brick Company
Two colour photographs showing a North Derbyshire Fire & Brick Company brick.
Brickworks were at Mill Brow

Sale of Estate : W Tymm, Brick & Tile Maker : 1905
Typed page with newspaper report from Stockport Advertiser 2lst July 1905 headed "Important Property Sale" giving account of auction previous evening of the Estate of the late Mr Wright Tymm brick & tile maker of Rose Hill Marple, listing …

North Derbyshire Fire, Brick & Tile Co. Celebration : 1877
Typed account taken from unknown publication dating from lst December 1877 with details of a celebration for the success of a coal and clay bed find.
This was held at Mr Whittaker, the Managers', home and attended by the Company's "servants" and…

Newspaper Reports : North Derbys. Brick & Tile Co. 1875 & 6
Two typed pages with newspaper reports relating to North Derbyshire Brick & Tile Company :
a. Glossop Chronicle lst April 1876 : Company building new kiln.
b. Unknown publication : lst September 1875 : New Chimney erected.

Maps relating to Ludworth Clay Workings : 1874 -78
Two photocopies of maps showing Ludworth Clay Workings and Ludworth Brick & Tile Works off Hollins Lane.
a. Section of Lord Howard of Glossop map from 1888 showing the clay workings of North Derbyshire Brick & Tile Company
b. Section of the 1896…

Map relating to Clough Mill, Ludworth
Two copies (one enlargement) from the 1857 tithe map showing the location of Clough Mill (cotton Mill) at Ludworth

Clough Mill : Plans & Elevations (Ruin) : 1973
Hand drawn plan showing elevations and measurements of the ruin of Clough Mill : March 1973 by Tom Oldham on A3 paper
Handwritten description of Mill, measurements and material used in construction.

Newspaper Reports : Clough Mill & Owner H. Bardsley : 1800's
Photocopies & typed transcripts of Newspaper Reports relating to Clough Mill & Henry Bardlsley 1812 - 1877 :
a. Newspaper cuttings relating to Henry Bardsley covering his bankruptcy in 1812 - 1815 and sale of property including Clough Mill and…
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