Monday, 29 March 2021

Turton through the Ages - Back in Stock!

We are pleased to report that our best selling book 'Turton through the Ages' is back in stock, having been out of print for a number of years.

Turton through the Ages - available again!

Originally published in 1999 as a millennium review, it contains over 350 photographs of Bradshaw, Edgworth, Entwistle, Harwood, Longworth and Turton (including Bromley Cross, Chapeltown and Egerton).

PRICE £10.00
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A list of the illustrations and photographs contained in the book can be found on the 'Turton through the Ages - publication summary'. page

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

The Final Stages of Horrobin Mill

Extract from Horrobin Mill by J J Francis, Chapter 6, pages 27-34.

After the death of the last of Thomas Appleton's family, the Trustees of the Estate arranged for an auction of all their properties on October 28 1903, to be held at the Public Sale Rooms, Bowkers Row, Bolton, by Lomax Sons & Mills.

'HORROBIN MILLS - A Valuable Bleaching, Dyeing and Finishing Works with Extensive Water Rights' was offered as a going concern with the goodwill of the business. 

Horrobin Mill 1960
Horrobin Mill looking towards St Annes Turton in 1960
Horrobin Fold is centre left and Lees Cottages at centre right
behind the bleachworks buildings