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Highfield Hall, Leek

Highfield Hall, originally called Highfield House, was built in the 1810s by Richard Badnall, a Leek silk dyer, on land bought in 1801 by his father Joseph Badnall. It was bought by silk manufacturer ...

Hope Silk Mill, Macclesfield Road, Leek

Machinery being delivered or removed through the roof of the extension to Hope Mill, Macclesfield Road, Leek after Job Whites' take-over in 1959. Hope Silk Mill had been Davenport Adams' Mill and was ...

Hope Silk Mill, Macclesfield Road, Leek

Hope Silk Mill on Macclesfield Road, Leek. It had been Davenport Adams' Mill and was extended in 1928-1929 in an Art deco style but was then sold to Job White's in 1959.

James Alsop, silk manufacturer, Leek

James Alsop was born 29 March 1806 in Newton Abbott, in Devon. By the 1841 census he was living in Leek with his occupation listed as ‘Silk Manufacturer’. He went into partnership with James Gaunt Robins, ...

James Callaghan at Enderley Mills, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Prime Minister James Callaghan on a visit to Enderley Mills. Enderley Mills were founded in 1881 by Richard Stanway and specialised in the manufacture of uniforms. At the time of Stanway's ownership ...

Job White's Mill, Compton, Leek

Photograph shows Job White's Mill on Compton, Leek. The section shown was designed by William Sugden and Son of Leek, Architects. A huge fire in the 1960s destroyed the majority of the mill, together ...

Joshua Brough. Silk Manufacturer, Leek

Photograph of Joshua Brough, about 1867. Joshua Brough, pictured here, was one of the three sons of John Brough, who was one of Leek’s earliest large silk manufacturers. Towards the end of the 19th ...

Jubilee Day Celebrations, Cattle Market, Leek

A large group of children sing hymns in the Cattle Market to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. On the same day the Pickwood Recreation Ground was opened and 5000 schoolchildren were 'entertained ...

Leek Manufacturers Association

London Mill, Ashbourne Road, Leek

The silk mill was built in 1853 on the corner of Ashbourne Road (formerly London Road) and Well Street. It was bought by the firm later known as Brough, Nicholson and Hall in 1863, who moved from a smaller ...

London Mill, Leek

London Mill silk mill was built in 1853 on the corner of Ashbourne Road (formerly London Road) and Well Street. It was bought by the firm later known as Brough, Nicholson and Hall in 1863, who moved from ...

Loom, Thomas Whittles Ltd., Leek

Looms set up at the Wellington Mills on Strangman Street. The mills were built in 1853 and owned for most of their working life by Thomas Whittles Ltd., a family firm which traded from the premises for ...

Looms, Thomas Whittles Ltd., Leek

Looms set up at the Wellington Mills on Strangman Street. The mills were built in 1853 and owned for most of their working life by Thomas Whittles Ltd., a family firm which traded from the premises for ...

Looms, Thomas Whittles Ltd., Leek

Looms and operator at the Wellington Mills on Strangman Street. The mills were built in 1853 and owned for most of their working life by Thomas Whittles Ltd., a family firm which traded from the premises ...

Machine room (dresses), Job White & Sons Ltd, Moorland Mill, Leek

The picture was one of a number taken at Job White & Sons factory during the year of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.

Market Street,Hednesford

Looking south east along Market Street, viewed from the road bridge over the railway lines with Victoria Street junction on the left. Moore's clothing factory can be seen on the middle right behind the ...

Mayfield - Hanging Bridge: engraving

'Cotton Mills at Hanging Bridge, Staffordshire. From a Picture in the Possession of the Right Hon. Robert Earl Ferrers.' Showing a river with buildings in the distance.'Malcolm [engraved].'

Mayfield Mill

Mayfield Mill has a long history of textile production dating back to 1795 when a cotton mill was built on what was already an industrial site. Following a fire in 1806, which resulted in the destruction ...