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1891 Cotton Mills in Farnworth, Kearsley and Moses Gate

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Farnworth, Kearsley and Moses Gate (p97)


  • William and Joseph Almond, Limited, Harrowby Mills, Harrowby street; 27,168 spindles, 168/408 weft and twist; 241 looms, nankeens, checks, ginghams and fustians; Manchester warehouse-1 and 3, Walton's Buildings, 50, Cannon street. Pay day Wednesday after first Tuesday.
  • Baker and Whittaker, Bankfield Mill, Ringley; 150 looms, checks, ginghams, cotton linseys, stripes, &c.; Manchester warehouse-10, Peel street, Cannon street. Pay day first Tuesday, and every Tuesday and Friday.
  • Thomas Barnes and Co, Limited, Farnworth Cotton Mills; 56,674 spindles, 168/308 weft and twist; 1,800 looms, cords, swansdown, moleskin, grey and white twills, &c. Pay day at the Manchester warehouse-21, Marsden square, on the last Friday; and at Gladstone Road Mill, Farnworth, on the following day. Telegrams, "Barnes, Farnworth;” "Cords, Manchester." Edwin Whittaker, secretary.
  • Robert, Briercliffe, Albion Mills, Moses Gate; 48,000 spindles, 808 pin cop weft and upwards, 60, large cop weft and upwards, 50, twist and upwards. Pay day Wednesday after first Tuesday. Telegrams, " Briercliffe, Moses Gate."
  • John Dyson, Lime Street Mill; 68 looms, nankeens, regattas, oxfords, dobbies, &c.; Manchester office 10, Swan Court. Pay day first Tuesday.
  • Simeon Dyson and Co, Kearsley Mills, Church road; 19,000 spindles, 68/328 throstle twist. Manchester office-10, Bull's Head Chambers, Hopwood Avenue. Pay day last Wednesday.
  • John Hindley, Egerton Street Mill, Moses Gate; 4,000 spindles, 208/248 twist; 180 looms, fustians; Manchester warehouse-Hopwood avenue. Pay day first Tuesday, 2-30 to 3-30.
  • Job Irlam and Co, Hope Mill; 120 looms, bed ticks, shirtings, regattas, grandrills, &c.; Manchester warehouse-5, Friday street, High street. Pay days first Tuesday and Friday.
  • Kenyon and Co, Bent Mills, Kearsley; 170 looms, nankeens; grandrills, satteens, harvards, regattas and fancy shirtings Manchester warehouse-29, Cannon street. Pay days Tuesday and Friday.
  • Thomas Kershaw, Sun Mills, Moses Gate; 370 looms, nankeens, regattas, checks, &c.; Manchester warehouse-3, Bridgewater place, High street. Pay day first Tuesday. Telegrams, " Drabs, Manchester."
  • Kingsley Brothers, Arthur Mills, Kearsley; 200 looms, drills, trouserings, denims, ticks, jeans, regattas, &c.; Manchester warehouse-27, Fountain street.
  • Thomas Nuttall and Sons, Oak Mills; 35,000 spindles, 168/408 throstle twist; 210 looms, twills, satteens, jeanettes, herringbones, &c. Pay day second Wed., at the mill, from 3 to 5; and at Hopwood avenue, Manchester, on the second Tuesday.
  • John Phethean and Co, Limited, Cawdor street; 340 looms, cotton sheets, alhambra quilts, white and coloured counterpanes, &c.; Manchester warehouse-1, George street; London office-1, Red Lion court, Watling street, E.C. Telegrams, "Phido, Moses Gate." Telephone Nos.-Manchester,418 ; Moses Gate, 39.
  • Porritt Brothers, Bridgewater Mill; 245 looms, regattas, checks, shirtings, harvards and fancy goods. Pay day first Friday, at the Manchester office-6, Swan court.
  • S. and J. Prestwich, Pandora and Lark Mills; 11,500 spindles, 128/248 throstle twist; 750 looms, nankeens, regattas, &c.; Manchester warehouse-13, Marsden square. Pay day second Wednesday.
  • Topp and Hindley, Limited, Causeway Mills, Long Causeway; 16,000 spindles, 168/328 twist and weft; 400 looms, fustians; Manchester warehouse -19, New Brown street. Pay at tall. Telephone No., 863.


Little Hulton. 1 mile S.W. from Farnworth (p99)


  • Edward Clarke and Son, Greenheys Mill; 128 looms, quiltings, welts, satins, drills, &c. Pay day Friday, 3 to 4, at Manchester warehouse-5, St. Peter's square. telegrams, "Welt, Manchester"; " Clarke, Little Hulton."
  • Henry Hurst (and warper), Brook Mill, Worsley road; 9,000 spindles, 108/328 twist. Telegraphic address -Farnworth, near Bolton.

Stoneclough. 1 mile S.E. from Farnworth (p99)


  • Giles Gee and Sons, Moss Rose Mill; 13,000 spindles, 148/268 water twist; 278 looms, checks, drills, denims, grandrills, nankeens and ticks; Manchester warehouse-34, Charlotte street. Pay day first Wednesday, 9 to 5.


Walkden. 1 mile W. from Farnworth (p99)


  • Burgess, Ledward and Co, Wardley Mill; 550 looms, fancy coloured goods ; Manchester warehouse- 50A, Mosley st. Pay days first and second Tues. day, 3 to 4. Telegrams, " Fastdi, Manchester."
  • H. and C. Cooke, Walkden Mill; 212 looms, checks, Harvard and Oxford shirtings, grandrills, ticks, jeans, &c.; Manchester warehouse-2, Peel street. Pay day first Friday after first Tuesday, at Manchester.
  • E. Bothwell, Linnyshaw Mills; 300 looms, oxfords, harvards, shirtings, checks, &c.; Manchester warehouse-6, Palace square, off Market street. Pay day first Friday.
  • William Walker, Walkden Mill; 104 looms, satin drills, satteens, &c. Pay day every Tuesday, from 3 to 4, at 42, Cannon street, Manchester.

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