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Advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., Leek

A colour advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., silk manufacturers of Leek, published in Leek supplement of 'The Drapers' Organiser', July 1925. The firm were manufacturers of "sewing silks, ...

Advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., Leek

A colour advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., silk manufacturers of Leek, published in 'The Men's Wear Organiser', January 1925. The illustration highlights many of their products. The ...

Advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., Leek

A colour advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., silk manufacturers of Leek, published in Leek supplement of 'The Drapers' Organiser', July 1925. The firm were manufacturers of "sewing silks, ...

Advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., Leek

A colour advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., silk manufacturers of Leek, published in Leek supplement of 'The Drapers' Organiser', July 1925. The firm were manufacturers of "sewing silks, ...

Advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., Leek

A colour advertisement for Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd., silk manufacturers of Leek, published in 'The Men's Wear Organiser', January 1924. The illustration is an idealized view of their factories in ...

Advertisement for Wardle & Davenport Ltd., Leek

A colour advertisement for Wardle & Davenport Ltd., silk manufacturers of Leek, published in Leek supplement of 'The Drapers' Organiser', July 1925. The silk manufacturing firm of Wardle & Davenport ...

Aerial view of Upper Tean

This View of Upper Tean was taken from a Microlite Aircraft in April 1982. Much has changed in this photograph compared to today (2013). At the top of the image can be seen Tean Hall Mills, at the time ...

Albion Street Mill, Leek

Built c1829, the mills along Albion Street are three storey buildings with sixteen bays. Prior to the construction of the mills, workers' cottages were built in both Albion and King Street to accommodate ...

Apprenticeship indenture of William Vigarstaff , Leek

Apprenticeship indenture of William Vigarstaff to learn the trade of a broad silk weaver, 1825 The weaving of silk was organised by ‘undertakers’, who owned a number of looms and employed journeymen ...

Ballington House, Southbank Street, Leek

The house was designed by Messrs. Sugden for Mr B. Nixon in 1878. Mr Nixon was one of the partners involved in a mill management team from 1869-1891 which comprised himself, Mr Joshua Brough, his son ...

Belstaff factory, Silverdale

Pictured is the interior of the Belstaff clothing factory on High Street, Silverdale. Belstaff of Longton was a clothing manufacturer specialising in high performance waterproof jackets. The company was ...

Big Mill, Mill Street, Leek

Wardle & Davenport's Big Mill on Mill Street, Leek. The Big Mill was built in 1857 to designs by William Sugden. It was first occupied by Joseph Broster in 1858. The silk manufacturing firm of Wardle ...

Bolehall Mill Co. Employees at Tamworth Carnival

Bolehall Mill Co. Employees in fancy dress for Tamworth Carnival, pictured at Bolehall Mill.

Bolehall Mill, Tamworth

Bolehall Mill produced tapes and webbing. The building was established as a shoe factory in the 1850s, but was subsequently taken over by the Bole Hall Mill Co Ltd, when it moved out of its original premises ...

Bolehall Tape Mill, Tamworth

An exterior view of the Bole Hall Tape Mill, Tamworth with the River Anker in the foreground. Bolehall Mill produced tapes and webbing. The building was established as a shoe factory in the 1850s, ...

Bradley's Clothing Factory, Kettlebrook, Tamworth

Braiding Machine Room, Job White & Sons Ltd, Compton Mills, Leek

Broadcrown factory on fire, Stone

On 26 December 1993 this three-storey factory building off Mill Lane was severely damaged by fire. It was originally built in the 19th century as a fustian mill. Fustian is a type of velvet, a mixture ...