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Wellington Mills, Leek

A view of the Wellington Mills on Strangman Street, looking along Chorley Street. Wellington Mills were built in 1853 and owned for most of its working life by Thomas Whittles Ltd., a family firm which ...

Wellington Silk Mills, Strangman Street, Leek

The mill was owned by Thomas Whittles Ltd., a family firm which traded from the premises for over a century, between the late 1860s until the 1970s. The company was the last firm in Leek involved in the ...

West Street, Silverdale

Looking south along West Street, Silverdale, towards High Street with houses on Park Road in the background. On the left is a vintage car. Photograph taken by a member of the Silverdale Community Play ...

Westwood Recreation Ground and Shirley Street, Leek

Aerial view of the area surrounding the Recreation Ground (bottom left) with Westwood Road running alongside its left-hand side, and Shirley Street (the diagonal row of houses) in the bottom right. Other ...

Whittles Silk Mill, Leek

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Paul Anderton talks to Mr Whittles:- We’ve come to the winding room now Mr Whittles. That’s right. This is the top floor of the oldest part of the mill. This is where the silk is wound from skeins onto ...

William Tatton's Buxton Road Mill, Leek

Leek Carnival procession passing by Tatton's Mill in 1953. The float faetures an Elizabethan galleon. this building was largely destroyed by fire in 1975. William Tatton (1837-1904) began his silk ...

Wilnecote Lane, Kettlebrook, Tamworth

Wilnecote Lane is seen here, with Park Inn in the centre distance, and Fishers Mill on the right. Also visible are the 1920's council houses on the left. The view is looking west along Wilnecote Lane ...

Women's Institute visit to a textile factory

A photograph of a Women's Institute group on a visit to a textile factory, possibly in Leek, Cheadle or Uttoxeter. Taken by Gerald McCann of Uttoxeter. Can you help us identify the place and people ...