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Mr. Wheeldon, Tailor, Abbots Bromley

Bert Wheeldon was the third generation of tailors in the family business. His grandfather opened his first shop in Rocester in 1873, and his son (Bert's father) moved to Abbots Bromley to open a shop ...

New extension, Tean Hall Mills, Upper Tean

The latest extension to Tean Hall Mills under construction in about 1948. In 1747 John and Nathaniel Philips took over their father's linen tape-weaving business and established the company 'J. & N. ...

Old Mill and Bridge, Fazeley, Lichfield

The photograph shows what was Sir Robert Peel's first cotton mill in Fazeley, with the bridge, canal, and Mill Lane.

One shilling token, Fazeley

A silver shilling token issued by Peel, Harding & Co of Fazeley, Tamworth in 1811. The first Sir Robert Peel (father of the 2nd Sir Robert Peel, prime minister) set up a cotton mill and calico printing ...

Packing Warehouse, Job White & Sons Ltd., Compton Mill, Leek

These men are packing orders ready to be sent to the main warehouse prior to despatch.The picture was one of a number taken at Job White & Sons factory during the year of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation....

Pearl Mill, Leek

Pearl Mill, on Buxton Road, had been converted into Bode's Garage by the time this photograph was taken at the time of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. The building is now (2014) occupied by PJS Machinery....

Petit and Fairbanks sewing factory Christmas Dinner, Eccleshall

Petit and Fairbanks small sewing factory produced clothes. The factory was located on Church Grove, but closed in the early 1970s. Today the building is a private residence. Mr Fairbanks and Mr Petit ...

Petit and Fairbanks sewing factory Christmas Dinner, Eccleshall

Petit and Fairbanks small sewing factory produced clothes. The factory was located on Church Grove, but closed in the early 1970s. Today the building is a private residence. Mr Fairbanks and Mr Petit ...

Petit and Fairbanks sewing factory Christmas Dinner, Eccleshall

Petit and Fairbanks small sewing factory produced clothes. The factory was located on Church Grove, but closed in the early 1970s. Today the building is a private residence. Mr Fairbanks and Mr Petit ...

Petit and Fairbanks sewing factory Christmas Dinner, Eccleshall

Petit and Fairbanks small sewing factory produced clothes. The factory was located on Church Grove, but closed in the early 1970s. Today the building is a private residence. Dancing the Hokey Cokey ...

Petit and Fairbanks sewing factory New Year's Dance, Eccleshall

Petit and Fairbanks small sewing factory produced clothes. The factory was located on Church Grove, but closed in the early 1970s. Today the building is a private residence. Factory staff pictured ...

Petit and Fairbanks sewing factory staff, Eccleshall

Some of the workers at Petit and Fairbanks sewing factory, pictured outside the factory on Church Grove. the factory closed in the early 1970s. Today the building is a private residence. From left ...

Petit and Fairbanks Sewing Factory, Eccleshall

Petit and Fairbanks small sewing factory produced clothes. Standing top left behind the machinists is the supervisor, Mrs Skerratt. It was located on Church Grove, but closed in the early 1970s. ...

Petit and Fairbanks Sewing factory, Eccleshall

Petit and Fairbanks small sewing factory produced clothes. Standing at the back is the supervisor, Mrs Skerratt. Note the pin-ups on the back wall. The factory was located on Church Grove, but closed ...

Portland Mills, Portland Street, Leek

This is the Portland Street frontage of the Portland Mills of A.J. Worthington & Co. Ltd. Portland Street connects Ashbourne Road with Buxton Road. The big metal framed windows were inserted in the late ...

Portrait of Mountford Fynney, Leek

Mr Fynney was a Silk Manufacturer. He was born at Endon 1814, but lived for most of his life at Lowe Hill House in Leek. His wife, Mary, farmed land in that area. Mountford Fynney died at the age of 68 ...

Portrait of Mr. Gilbert Wardle with falcon, Leek

Gilbert Charles Wardle was born in 1862, and was one of the fourteen children born to Sir Thomas and his wife Elizabeth. He was their second son, but the first surviving boy, his elder brother Herbert ...

Portrait of Mrs Mary Broster, Leek area

Mrs Broster was the wife of William Broster, the owner of Waterloo Mill. Mr Broster employed 63 women and 40 men in 1881. The business was taken over in the second half of the 20th century by Lux Lux ...