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Williamsons Fire and Rescue Equipment Oldham, May 2015

Williamsons has been trading at mumps in oldham at the same premises since the 1920’s a family run business specialising in fire fighting equipment and later refurbished conveyor systems. The business closed in 2011, some say this was due to […]

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Canon Brewery, Sheffield, March 2015

Stones Brewery (William Stones Ltd) was a regional brewery founded in 1868 by William Stones in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, and purchased by the Bass Brewery in 1968. After its closure in 1999 its major brand, Stones Bitter, has […]

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The Hartinginton Cheese Factory, Derbyshire, March 2015

In the 1870’s the Duke of Devonshire founded the Dove Creamery in Hartington (later to be come known as The Hartinginton Cheese Factory) which produced a white crumbly Derbyshire cheese until 1894, when a fire partially destroyed the building. It […]

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Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Holmes Chapel, December 2014

Sanofi’s operations in the UK are aligned with the priorities of the NHS, and have for over 40 years been integral to our global success. Although the global headquarters are in Paris, in the UK they employ over 2,000 across […]

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Crich Quarry Derbyshire – July 2014

Geologically, Crich lies on a small inlier of Carboniferous limestone (an outcrop on the edge of the Peak District surrounded by younger Upper Carboniferous rocks). Quarrying for limestone probably began in Roman times. In 1791 Benjamin Outram and Samuel Beresford […]

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Tygaflor, Rock nook mill, Summit, Rochdale, June 2014

Two business men Forthergill and Harvey in 1910, made it a cotton yarn and cloth manufacturer. In 1987 the business was bought by Courtaulds, which make fabics and chemicals and then was bought by Tygaflor Ltd, who producer lino flooring, […]

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Naylor Jennings, Yeadon, April 2014

The original mill was built in 1868 on land which was purchased from Rawdon Baptist Church. A clothier who lived in Little London, Thomas Pratt, was the owner of the site. Cloth was produced here until a terrible fire in […]

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Reins Mill, Huddersfield, November 2013

Built in 1847, Reins Mill was occupied by Charles Dean in 1866 operating as a Fancy Woollen Manufacturer. A year later, Dean started a partnership with John Hey that would last until Hey’s retirement in 1883. By 1889, Joseph Dean, […]

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Hydes Brewery, Manchester, June 2013

Alfred Hyde went into partnership in 1863 with his brother Ralph at the Crown Brewery in Audenshaw He then moved to the Victoria Brewery, Lower Moss Lane Hulme in 1870 and to the Mayfield Street Brewery, Ardwick in 1882 Alfred […]

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