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1891 Cotton Mills in Oldham

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Oldham (p145)

BLEACHERS AND DYERS

  • J.Chadwick and Co Limited (and printers), Spring Brook Works, Middleton road; Manchester office -36, Kennedy street. Telegrams, " Nordens, Oldham."


COTTON SPINNERS AND MANUFACTURERS Marked thus ~ are Doublers only. * Marked thus ^ are Manufacturers only.

  • Albert Mill Co, Oldham, Limited, Albert Mill, Acre; 24,000 spindles, 41/24, twist. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, “Albert, Oldham." Telephone No., 92. Edwin Nield, manager; John Armstrong, secretary and salesman.
  • Anchor Spinning Co Limited, Anchor Mill, Westwood; 53,136 spindles, 201/50, twist, 308/701weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. George Mitton, manager and salesman; George H. Wrigley, secretary.
  • Bagley and Wright (and manufacturers of sewing, crochet and knitting cottons, and fishing net yarns of all kinds), Belgrave Mill, Honeywell lane; Crabtree Mill, Bridgewater street; Wellington Mill, Wellington St; and Industry Mill, Rochdale road; 130,000 spindles; Manchester office-12, Cannon street. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12, at Belgrave Mill. Telegrams, "Parrott, Oldham".
  • Bankside Spinning Co Limited, Bankside street; 10,296 spindles, 12,/241twist. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12. Adam Bradley, manager, secretary and salesman.
  • Borough Spinning Co, Limited, Ashton road; 64,872 spindles, 16,/421twist. Pay day fourth Wed-nesday,10 to 12. Miles Crompton, manager; S. Potter, secretary.
  • Boundary Spinning Co, Limited, Ashton road; 64,752 spindles, 268/368 twist, 361/541 weft. Pay day third Thursday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Boundary Spinning Co, Oldham." George H. Domakin, manager; Samuel Broome, secretary and salesman.
  • Broadway Spinning Co Limited, Goddard Street, Ashton road; 77,828 spindles, 268/428twist, 468/568 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. William Heath, manager; Frank Hardern, secretary and salesman.
  • George Buckley, Norman Mill, Rochdale road; 25,200 spindles, 208/508twist and weft. Payday last Wednesday, 10 to 12-30. Telegrams, "Buckley, Oldham."
  • ~S. Buckley and Sons (doublers-paper merchants and reelers' tie yarn manufacturers), Regent Street. Pay day third Wednesday.
  • Alfred Butterworth and Son, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood; 146,500 spindles, 208/608 twist and weft; 1,456 looms, printers, shirtings and brilliants; Manchester office-25, Hopwood avenue. Pay day every Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Butterworths, Hollinwood." Telephone No., 461.


  • Cambridge Mill Co, Limited, Cambridge Mill, North Moor; 16,632 mule spindles, 288/408 twist, 5,328 ring spindles, 208/328 ball warps. Pay day last Wednesday,10 to 12. J. C. Bottomley, manager; John S. Fitton, secretary.
  • Central Mill Co, Limited, Woodstock street; 59,808 spindles, 308/548 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Central Mill, Oldham." Joseph Domakin, manager; J. H. Wallwork, see.
  • Clegg Brothers, Limited, Mumps Mills, Roscoe street and Coronation street; 56,000 spindles, mule and water twist; Manchester office-6, Brown street. Pay day first Wednesday after first Tuesday, 9 to 12-30. Telegrams, "Cleggs, Oldham."
  • James Collinge and Sons, Commercial Mills, Glodwick Road; 100,000 spindles; 2,079 looms, velvets, velveteens, royal ribs, satteens and fancys; and. Medlock Mill, Lees Brook; Manchester warehouse-15, Newmarket lane, Brown Street. Monthly accounts, second Wednesday, 10 to 12-30; quarterly, Wednesday after last Friday, 10 to 12-30. Telegrams, "Collinges, Oldham." Telephone Nos.-Oldham, 19; Manchester, 932.
  • Commercial Mills Spinning Co, Limited, Commercial Mills, Falcon Street, Ashton Road; 23,550 twist spindles, 39,248 weft spindles, 248/368twist, 328/508 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Commercial, Oldham." Robert Harrop, manager; James Cheetham, secretary.
  • Crown Spinning Co, Limited, Crown Mill, Ashton road; 28,420 spindles, 428/508 twist, 468/628 weft. Pay day third Thursday, 10 to 12. Joseph Cheetham, manager; Walter Armitage, secretary Dame Mills Co, Ellen street; 17,000 spindles, 301/401 twist. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12.
  • Daniel Dronsfield, Werneth Mills, Manchester Road; 44,000 spindles,108/608 twist and weft; 840looms, fustians, velvets, &c. Manchester ware. house-6, Bull's Head yard. Pay day Wednesday after first Tuesday, 9-30 to 12. Telegrams, " Dronsfield, Oldham."


  • Empire Cotton Spinning Co, Limited, Heyside; 110,400 spindles, 401 twist, 501/608 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telephone No., 312. James Sparks, manager; Albert Wild, secretary.
  • Equitable Spinning Co, Limited, Huddersfield Road; 78,780 spindles, 201/401 twist, 301/528 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. John Cheetham, manager; James Edward Barratt, secretary and salesman.
  • Richard Fitton, Watersheddings Mills; 95,000 spindles; 966 looms, fancys, jeanettes, etc.; and Shaw Side Mill, Shaw; Manchester office-Crown Buildings, 18, Booth street. Pay day second Wednesday, at Shaw Side Mill. Telephone Nos.-Manchester, 1062, Oldham, 301.


  • Gordon Spinning Co, Ltd, Coalshaw Green road, Hollinwood; 66,000 spindles, 4011/5011 twist, 508/8011 weft. Pay day third Wednesday. Charles H. Pickford, manager; Wallace Thompson, secretary and salesman.
  • Granville Mill Co, Limited, Derker; 95,220 spindles, 308/448 twist,308/548 weft. Pay day third Wednesday,10 to 12. Robert Bradbury, manager; C. H. Barlow, secretary.
  • James Greaves, (and velvet manufacturer), Derker Mills, Derker Street; 107,000 spindles, medium counts; 1,590 looms. Manchester office-13,Palace Street. Pay day first Wednesday, 10-30 to 12-30. Telephone No., 38.
  • Greenacres Cotton Spinning Co, Ltd., Huddersfield Road; 114,034 spindles, 248/448 twist,308/508 weft; ring yarn, warp, beams and bundles. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Acres, Oldham." Telephone No., 4. Joseph Clough, manager; Thomas Holden, -secretary and salesman.
  • Grimshaw Lane Spinning Co, Limited, Grimshaw Lane; Chadderton; 48,700 spindles, 288/368 twist, 488/54 weft. Pay day third Wed., 10 to 12. J. Hyde, manager; J. T. Wilde, secretary.
  • Samuel Hague and Co, Hawthorn and Newland Mills; 69,032 spindles, 168/508 twist, 168/608 weft. Pay day third Monday, 10 to 12, at Newland Mill. Telegrams, "Hawthorn, Oldham."
  • Joseph Hardman, (and doubler), Bangor Mill, Waterhead; about 9,500 spindles, 411/1611, and 88 three. fold cotton yarn for carpets. Pay day fourth Wednesday, at 63, Bell Street, 11-30 to 1.
  • Hargreaves Spinning Co, Hargreaves Street; 13,090 spindles, 108/248. Pay day second Thursday, 2 to 4. Telephone No., 6611.
  • William Harrop (and tape warp maker), Acorn Mill, Werneth; 10,000 spindles, 208/408. Pay day first Wednesday after 25th, 10 to 12.
  • Hathershaw Spinning Co, Limited, Hollins road; 77,424 spindles, 2411/36, twist, 3011/52, weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telephone No., 28. J. J. Cheetham, manager; Thomas Burton, sales. man; John G. Taylor, secretary.
  • James Hindle (reed and heald yarns), Roscoe Street. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to'12-30 Holden Simeon, Lower Hill Mill, Bentley Street, Huddersfield Road; 7,212 spindles, 41/24, twist. Pay day last Wednesday.
  • Hollins Mill Co, Ltd, Hathershaw; 68,472 spindles counts 2011/44,. Pay day last Wednesday, 10 to 12-30. Telegrams, " Hollins, Oldham." Edward Sewell, manager; Joseph Chadwick, secretary and salesman.
  • Hollinwood Spinning Co, Limited, Hollinwood; 75,024 spindles, 8411/46, twist, 508/64, weft. Pay day last Wednesday, 10 to12.John Ogden, manager; John J. Mills, secretary.
  • Hoyle and Jackson (and doublers), Chamber Mill, Heron Street; and Duke Street Mills, Manchester Street; 30,000 spindles, 41/16, twist and weft; knitting, carpet and rug yarns. Pay day second Wed, 2-30 to 4, at Chamber Mill. Telegrams, " Hoyle, Hollinwood." Telephone No., 73A.



  • Kershaw and Bamford, Willow Bank Mill, Featherstall Road; 47,900 spindles; 221 looms, velveteens and velvets; Manchester office-8, Market place. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12.
  • Kirkham and Mannock (and doublers), Marsland Mills, Green Street; 80,000 spindles, 61/32. Pay day last Wed, 9 to 12. Telegrams, "Lion, Oldham," Knott James and Co.,(cotton banding), Chadderton Ropery, Middleton road. Accounts paid daily after 2 p.m.-See advertisement.


  • Lees and Wrigley (and doublers), Greenbank Mills, Greengate Street; 140,186 spindles, combed and carded water twist, and double twist, in bundle, warp, chain and beam; double spun and gassed and prepared yarns. Pay day third Wednesday, 11 to 12-30. Telegrams, "Greenbank, Oldham." Telephone No., 40.
  • Lees Brothers, Limited, Albert Mills, Hollinwood; 100,000 spindles, 208/508 twist and weft. Pay day last Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Albert, Hollinwood." John Wilde, manager and see.
  • Eli Lees and Co, Limited (and velvet manufacturers), Hope Mills, Wrigley Street; and Bedford Mill, Holt Street; 82,488 spindles, 1,315looms; Manchester office-37, Spring Gardens. Pay day second Wednesday,10 to 12-30, at Hope Mills. Thomas Potter, secretary.
  • Henry and John William Lees, (and velvet and fustian manufacturers), New Roy Mill, Waterhead; 28,000 spindles, 310 looms. Manchester office-11, Hopwood Avenue, Market Place. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12-30. Telegrams, Newton Brothers, Waterhead."
  • Lees, Travis and Lees, Firwood Mills, Middleton Junction; 48,000 spindles, 308/708; 595 looms, velvets and velveteens, satteens, twills, angolas, water twist and double warp sheetings and shirtings; Manchester warehouse-10, Norfolk Street. Pay day second Wednesday, 9 to 11-30.
  • William and John Lees (and doublers and warp makers), Primrose Mills, Chamber Road; 75,000 spindles, 308/808 twist, single and two fold, and water twist. Pay day second Wed., 10 to 12.
  • Lime Mill Co, Ltd, Lime Mill, Victor Street, Hollinwood; 56,000 spindles, 828/408 twist, 508/608 weft. Pay day last Wednesday, 9-30 to 12. George Lees, manager; Joseph Shaw, secretary.
  • Daniel Marsland, Summervale New Mill, Bankside Street; 12,000 spindles, 201/401 twist. Manchester office- 17, St. Ann's Square. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams-" Mars, Oldham,~" "Counts, Manchester."
  • Edward Mayall and Massey, Longrange Mills, Waterhead; 40,500 spindles, 501/801 spun and doubled; Manchester office-85, Royal Exchange. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12-30. Telegrams, "Massey, Waterhead, Oldham."
  • Thomas Mellodew and Co, Moorside and Parkfield Mills, Ripponden Road; 80,000 spindles, 501/701 weft and twist; 1,400 looms, velvets; Manchester office-18, Hopwood Avenue, on Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 to 1-30. Pay day second Wed, 9-30 to 12-30. Telegrams, "Velvet, Oldham." Tele-phone Nos.-Parkfield Mill, 98; Moorside Mill, 98A.
  • Moorhey Mill Co (and doublers, and manufacturers of sponge cloths, and - greenhouse and horticultural shadings), Moorhey Mills; 19,184 spindles, 41/141. Pay day third Thursday, 2 to 4. James E. Wood, manager. Telegrams, "Moorhey Mill, Oldham." Telephone No., 66.
  • Moss Mills Co, Moss Mills, Higginshaw; 25,074 spindles, 241/401 twist; Manchester office-" D," Royal Exchange. Pay day first Monday, 10 to 12. Telephone Nos.-Oldham, 53; Manchester, 705. Alfred Ogden, manager and secretary.


  • Neville Mill Co, Limited, Neville Street, Middleton Road; 75,000 spindles, 601/801 weft, American. Pay day third Wednesday. Telegrams, "Neville Mill, Oldham." Thomas Goodwin, manager and salesman; Abram Brierley, secretary.
  • New Earth Mills Co, Ltd, Lees Road; 44,448 spindles, 311/341 twist, 421/541 weft. Pay day third Wed, 9 to 12. 'Thomas Heywood, see. and salesman.
  • North Moor Spinning Co, Limited, Featherstall road North; 76,596 spindles, 401/601 twist, 701/721 weft. Telegrams, "Normoor, Oldham." Benjamin Moores, manager; A. M. Robinson, see.


  • Oak Spinning Co, Limited, Oak Mills, Hollinwood; 109,362 spindles, 208/50" twist, 3011/708 weft. Pay day last Thursday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, " Oak, Hollinwood." John Needham, manager; James O. Griffiths, secretary and salesman.
  • Frank L. Ogden, Bell Mill, Castle Mill Street; 15,312 spindles, 248/408 twist. Pay day last Monday, 10 to 12. Telephone No., 51.
  • Samuel Ogden, North Moor New Mills, Chadwick Street, off Featherstall Road North; 54,000 spindles, 208/4011 twist. Pay day last Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telephone No., 3.
  • Oldham and Lees Spinning Co, Limited, Waterhead; 71,000 spindles, 308408 twist, 408/608 weft. Pay day third Wed. by cheque, per post. Telegrams, Robertson, Waterhead Mill. Thos Provest, see.
  • Oldham Albion Spinning Co, Limited (and warpers), Hollinwood; 86,184 spindles, 408/5011 twist, 5081808 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. Henry Stansfield, managing director; James Cocker, secretary and salesman.
  • Oldham Twist Co, Limited, (and doublers), Brook Mills, Hollinwood; 133,318 spindles, 208/508 twist, 208/70 weft. Pay day second Wednesday, 9-30 to 11-30. Telegrams, "Twist, Hollinwood." Edward Kershaw, manager; James Fletcher, salesman; Aaron Crossley, secretary.
  • Oldham Velvet Manufacturing Co, Limited, Falcon Mill, Victoria Street, Middleton Road; 504 looms, velvets,- velveteens, fustians, cords, etc. Manchester office-33, Princess Street. Pay day third Wed., 10-30 to 12. Telegrams, "Velvet Co, Oldham." T. H. Chadwick, manager and see.
  • Olive Spinning Co, Limited, Olive Mill, North Moor; 80,000 spindles, 2611/50" twist, 408/708 weft. Pay day third Wed, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Olive Spinning, Oldham." John Cottam, manager and salesman; Richard Moores, secretary.
  • Osborne Mill Co, Limited, Cowhill; 45,320 spindles, 408/508 twist, 508/708 weft. Pay day third Wed., 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Osborne Spinning, Oldham." Joseph Mills, manager and salesman; W. W. Mills, secretary.
  • Oxford Mill Co, (and doublers), Oxford Mill, Featherstall Road South, Werneth; 36,000 spindles, 408/90". Pay day second Wed.2 to 4. Telegrams, "Orange, Oldham." John Allen, cashier.


  • Palm Mill Co, Limited (ring spinning), Palm Mill, Stockbrook; 70,000 spindles, 1211/40' twist. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, Palm Mill, Oldham." Telephone No., 30. Alfred Barlow manager; Thomas M. Sutcliffe, salesman; Charles F. Brierley, secretary.
  • James Prestwich (and doubler), Diamond Mill, West End Street; 10,000 spindles, 168/348; and Busk Mill, Busk; 3,400 ring spindles, 7,800 mule spindles, and 4,200 doubling spindles, 308/408. Pay day third Wednesday.
  • Prince of Wales Spinning Co, Limited, Ripponden Road; 68,466 spindles, 168/428 twist. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Pow, Oldham." Richard Greenhalgh, manager; John Wilkinson, secretary and salesman.
  • Prockter and Co, Vale Mill, Chamber Road, Hollinwood; 78,000 spindles, 328/508 twist, 408/508 weft. Pay day second Wed., 10.30 to 12-30. Telegrams, "Prockter's, Hollinwood."


  • Rose Mill Spinning Co, Limited, Coalshaw Green, Hollinwood; 36,000 spindles, 248/368 twist, 408/568 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. John Stansfield, manager, secretary and salesman.
  • Royal Mills Co, Limited, Featherstall Road North; 23,760 spindles, 20'/40' twist, 308/368 weft. Pay day last Thursday,10-30 to 12. Telegrams. "Royal Mills, Oldham." James W. T., Cocker, managing director; John Hepworth, secretary.
  • Ruby Mill Co, Limited, Watersheddings; about 80,000 spindles, 308/708 weft and twist. Pay day fourth Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Ruby, Oldham." James C. Toole, manager and sales-man; John E. Smith, secretary.
  • Schofield and Broome (and doublers and warp makers), Hathershaw Mill, Ashton Road; 49,600 spindles, 48/308 single and double, for home trade and export. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12. Waste accounts every Wednesday, 10 to 12.
  • John Shaw, Springfield Mills, Lansdowne Road; and Glenby Mill, Cowhill; 150,000 spindles, 368/448 twist,508/808 weft. Pay day second Wednesday, 10-30 to 12-30. Telegrams, "Shawl, Glenby, Oldham."
  • ~Joseph Shaw, Spring Mill, Butler Green, Hollinwood; 10,000 spindles, 408/1208 two fold; also gassed and prepared yarns. Pay day second Wednesday.
  • John J. Shiers, (and doubler and manufacturer of velvets, satteens, cords, Turkish towels, etc.), Albany Mills, Ripponden Road; 10,000 twiner spindles; 1,200 velvet looms, 80 towel looms; Manchester office-12, Hopwood Avenue. Pay day third Wednesday.
  • Richard Shiers and Brother (and velvet manufacturers), Medlock and Fountain Mills, Lower Moor; and New Breck Mill, Huddersfield Road; about 60,000 spindles; 1,400 looms, velvets. Manchester office-5, York Street. Pay day third Wednesday, 11 to 12-30. Telegrams, "Shiers Bros, Oldham." Telephone No., 44. Letters to be addressed to Medlock Mills.
  • J. Stivey and Co, (doublers of sewing, crochet, grandrelle and other yarns and dyers, polishers, and spoolers of sewing cotton), O.S.C. Mills, Lee Street.
  • James Stott, (and doubler-and manufacturer of cotton ducks), Coldhurst Hall Mill, Rochdale Road; 25,000 spindles, 48/248 knittings, sewings, mendings and sail cloth yarns; Manchester warehouse-46, Spring Gardens. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to12. Telegrams, "Doubler, Oldham."
  • Robert Stott, (and doubler), Alexandra, Acre, Paradise and Crabtree Mills; 160,000 spindles, 48/408 single, two fold and three fold. Pay day third Wednesday, 2-30 to 3-30. Telegrams, "Alexandra, Oldham." Telephone No., 22.
  • Summervale Mill Co, Limited, Summervale Mill, Manchester Street; about 100,000 spindles, 408/508 twist, 508/808 weft.Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 12. James Smith, manager; Albert Smith salesman; William Standring, see.
  • Sun Mill Co, Limited (and makers of bundles, warps and beams), Middleton road; about 150,000 spindles, 3211/601 pin cops, 268/508 twist. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, Sun Mill, Oldham G. Etchells, manager; David Wilkinson, secretary.
  • Suthers and Saville (and doublers), Clarence Mill, Middleton RRoad; 78,590 spindles, 168/2411, 288/328 and 381/428 mule twist for export, 208/508 cop twist, 28/301, 28/508in cop, bundle and warp. Pay day third Monday, 3 to 5. Telegrams, "Saville, Oldham."
  • Swan Cotton Spinning Co, Limited, Swan Mill, Chadderton; 71,700 spindles, 301/428 twist,401/608 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10-30 to 12-30. Telegrams, " Swan, Chadderton." James Smethurst, manager; Robinson Tither, secretary and salesman.


  • George B. Taylor and Co, (and doublers), Coppice Mill, Waterhead; 18,100 spindles, 3211/421 pin cop,101/321 three or four folds. Pay day second Wednesday,10 to 12. Telegrams, " Taylor, Waterhead." Telephone No., 25.
  • Textile Mill Co, Limited, Middleton Road, Chadderton; 95,520 spindles, 321/401 twist, 461/608 weft, 201/40, ring warps, beams and bundles. Pay day last Wed. Telegrams, "Textile Mill, Oldham." John Bradbury, manager; Albert Taylor, secretary.
  • Robert Thatcher, Brook Mills, Glodwick Brook; 11,000 spindles; waste and bump yarns, candle-wick, fishing net twines, etc.; Manchester office-5, Elbow Street, High Street. All accounts paid at the office-Victoria Street, Oldham; waste accounts every Wednesday, 2 to 3; mill accounts second Wednesday, 11 to 12-30 and 2 to 3.


  • United Spinning Co, Limited, United Mill, Block Lane, Chadderton; 91,548 spindles, 32'/508 twist, 50'170' weft. Pay day first Thursday, 10 to 12. John Wilde, manager; Samuel Wolfenden, secretary and salesman.


  • Werneth Spinning Co, Limited, Henley Street, Featherstall Road North; 99,992 spindles, 308/448 twist, 408/628 weft. Pay day third Thurs., 10 to 12. William Taylor, secretary and manager; G, H. Ashton, salesman.
  • West End Mills Co, Limited, Chadwick street, Chadderton Road; 118,540 spindles, 208/348 twist, 328/508 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 9 to 12. Telegrams, "Texas, Oldham." Telephone No., 21. Samuel E. Marsh, manager; Joseph E. Kelsall, secretary and salesman.
  • Edmund Whittaker, (and doubler), Rush Bank Mills, Middleton Road; 39,545 spindles, 321/408 twist, 161/408 two fold, bundles and warps. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12.
  • T. Wilde and Co, Caledonian Mill, Daniel Street, Huddersfield Road; 7,000 mule spindles, 48/248 twist; Manchester office-2, Bow Lane, Cross Street. Pay day third Wednesday.
  • Windsor Mill Co, Hollinwood; 42,000 spindles, 308/508 twist, 20'J 408 weft. Pay day first Wednesday, 10 to 12. W. H. Kershaw, manager.
  • Woodstock Mill Spinning Co, Limited, Royton Junction; 73,308 spindles, 208/368 twist and weft. Pay day second Wednesday, by cheque. Telegrams, "Woodstock, Oldham." Telephone No., 95. Hamlet Cocker, manager and salesman; Granville Tither, secretary.

Crompton and Shaw. 2.5 miles N.N.E. from Oldham (p157)

COTTON SPINNERS AND MANUFACTURERS

  • Ash Spinning Co, Limited, Shaw; 87,204 spindles, 248/40, twist, 20'/70, weft. Pay day third Wednesday. Joseph Moorhouse, manager; Joseph Travis, secretary.
  • Beal Spinning Co, Limited, Shaw; 96,500 spindles, 408/508 twist, 508/70, weft. Pay day second Thursday, 10 to 12. Telephone No., 325. James Henthorn, manager; Edmund Milne, secretary.
  • James Cheetham and Sons, Clough Mills, Shaw; 70,000 spindles, 40, and 508 twist, 508/708 weft; 400 looms, fustians; Manchester office-31, Hopwood Avenue. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Cheethams, Shaw."
  • John Clegg, Sandy Lane Mill, Shaw; 56,000 spindles, weft, medium counts. Pay day second Wednesday. Telegrams, "Essell, Shaw."
  • John Clegg and Sons, Limited, High Crompton and Shaw Mills, Shaw; 75,326 spindles, 208/401 twist, 206/508 weft at High Crompton Mills; 411/408 throstle, 338 mule at Shaw Mills; 235 looms. Manchester warehouse-38, Hopwood Avenue. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12-30, at High Crompton. Telegrams, "Eclipse, Shaw" Telephone No., 802.
  • Joseph Clegg, High Crompton Mills, Crompton; 61,000 spindles, 206/60'; 900 looms, fustian; Manchester warehouse-1, McDonald's Lane. Pay day second Wed, 9-30 to 12. Telegrams, " Joseph Clegg, Shaw." Telephone No., 305
  • A. A. Crompton and Co, Limited, Park and Woodend Mills, Crompton; 79,612 spindles, 4'/44° hard water twist. Pay day second Wed, 8-80 to 12-30. Telegrams, "Crompton, Shaw." Telephone No., 808, Oldham, and connected to Manchester.
  • Duchess Spinning Co, Limited, Smallbrook, Shaw; 73,012 spindles, 20'/42' twist, 201/50' weft. Pay day second Thurs. Joseph Bardsley, manager; James Whitham, salesman ; Samuel Cheetham, secretary.
  • Duke Spinning Co, Limited, Shaw; 10,380 spindles , 40° twist to 70' weft. Pay day second Thursday, 10 to 20 Telegrams "Duke, Shaw." Telephone No., 13, William Wild, manager; Job Ogden, salesman; John Dunkerley, secretary .
  • Elm Spinning Co, Limited, Shaw ; 72,848 spindles, 209/40° twist, 201/60' weft. Pay day second Thursday, 10 to 12. Telegrams, "Elm, Shaw." James Royds, secretary.
  • Moorfield Spinning Co, Limited, Shaw; 72,000 spindles, 201/40' twist, 303/50' weft. Pay day second Thursday. Joseph Cottam, manager; Thomas Henthorn, salesman; Joseph Whitehead, sec.
  • Shaw Spinning Co, Limited, Milnrow Road, Shaw; 70,000 spindles, 20'/40° twist, 205/50' weft. Pay day second Thursday, 11 to 12. Telegrams, "Yarns, Shaw." Telephone No., 306. William Dixon, manager; James W. Cockcroft, salesman; Edwin Brooks, secretary.
  • Smallbrook Spinning Co, Limited, Smallbrook, Shaw; 74,052 spindles, 24°/38° twist, 24'1548 weft. Pay day second Thursday, 10-30 to 12-30. George H. Ingle, manager; James A. Hinchliffe, secretary; Joseph Sucksmith, salesman.
  • James Taylor, Lyon Mill, Shaw; 41,224 spindles, 30°/42° twist, 82°/548 pin cop. Pay day second Wednesday.
  • Thomas Taylor and Son, Oak Mills, Shaw; 60,408 spindles, 30°/40' twist, 506/66' weft. Pay day second Wednesday, 9 to 12. Telegrams, "Oakfield, Shaw." Wild Jonathan, Wren Nest Mills, Shaw ; 21,000 spindles, 201/32° twist, Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 4.

Lees, Grotten, Hey and Springhead. 2 miles E. from Oldham (p159)

BLEACHERS


COTTON SPINNERS AND MANUFACTURERS

  • Acorn Mill Co, Limited, Hey Lane; 13,000 twist and 17,000 weft spindles, 41/468 twist 401/60' weft, knittings, mendings, tambour and hosiery yarns. Pay day second Wednesday, 10-30 to 12-30. Samuel S. Newton, manager; Walter Needham, secretary.
  • Clough Cotton Spining Co, Ltd, Clough Mill, Springhead; 41,472 mule and 1,184 ring spindles, 401/70' weft, 32' twist in bundle. Pay day second Wednesday, 10-30 to 12. Telegrams, "Clough, Lees." Jas. Cottam, manager; James Kelsall, secretary and salesman.
  • County End Mill Co, Limited, County End, Lees; 38,000 spindles, 40' twist, cop and bundle. Pay day second Wednesday, 11 to 12-30. J. A. Rowley, manager; Herbert Wood, secretary.
  • Hey Spinning Co, Limited, Sun Hill Mill, Hey; about 30,000 spindles, 24'/36' twist, 361/421 weft. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12-30. Wm. Mayall, manager and secretary. Telegrams, "Hey, Lees."
  • Lees Brook Spinning Co, Limited, Lees; 85,920 spindles, 268/408 twist, 268/708 weft. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12. Joseph O. Lees, manager; John Partington, secretary; John Higson, salesman.
  • Lees Union Mill Co, Limited, Union Mill, Lees; 43,876 weft spindles, 19,200 twist spindles, 608/628 weft, 408/508 twist. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12-30. Joseph Rowe, manager; John Fielden, secretary and salesman.
  • Stanley Spinning Co., Limited, Lees Brook; 48,480 spindles, 208/348 twist, 20,1525 weft. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 12-30. William Barker, manager; John R. Brooks, secretary and salesman.
  • James Wrigley, Scouthead, Lees; 21,800 spindles; 190 looms, velvets, velveteens, cords, etc.; Manchester office-23, Hopwood avenue, Market place. Pay day second Wednesday, 11 to 1.

Royton. 2 miles N.W. from Oldham

BLEACHERS

  • Robert Hamilton, dyer, cotton waste bleacher and wadding manufacturer, Birchinlee. Pay day first Wednesday, 10 to 12.
  • Simpson and Jackson, Street Bridge Works; Manchester office-42, Kennedy Street. Pay day first Tuesday, at Manchester office; and for local accounts, Wednesday following first Tuesday at the works, 10 to 12.


COTTON SPINNERS AND MANUFACTURERS

  • Belgian Mills Co Limited, Luzley Brook; 56,556 spindles, 68/36, twist, 20'/508 weft. Pay day third Thursday, 10 to 4. Benjamin Wrigley, manager; Henry Seville, secretary and salesman.
  • Cooper and Co (and doublers), Downey Mills; 40,000 spindles, 48/24, single and two fold cops, warps and bundles. Pay day second Wednesday.
  • Holly Mill Co Limited; 73,000 spindles, average 308 twist and weft. Pay day second Wednesday. Telegrams, Holly Mill, Royton." R. Whitehead, secretary.
  • Lion Spinning Co Limited; 107,472 spindles, 408/50, twist, 108/501 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 4.Telegrams, "Lion Co, Royton." Telephone No., 321. Joseph Taylor, manager. Charles C. Newton, salesman; John Kershaw, secretary.
  • John Milne, Union Mills, Union Street; 24,000 spindles; 600 looms, domestics, T cloths, twills, wigans, etc.; Manchester warehouse-33, Brazennose Street. Pay days Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
  • Edwin Morton, Royton Lane Mill; 10,200 spindles, 18,126, and 32; 334 looms, cloths, velveteens and cords; and 9, Corporation street, Manchester. Pay day second Wednesday.
  • Park and Sandy Lane Mills Co Limited, Sandy lane; 35,178 spindles, 168/268 twist, 208/328 weft. Pay day second Wed., 10 to 12. C. Coates, manager; E. Longbottom, secretary and salesman.
  • Parkside Spinning Co Limited, Parkside Mill; 49,194 spindles, 108/308 twist, 108/368 weft. Pay day third Wednesday, 10 to 4. Telephone No.,220, Oldham. George Roberts, manager; John S. Greaves, salesman; Evan Roberts, see.
  • Royton Spinning Co Limited, High Barn street; 68,436 spindles, 208/368 twist, 128/388 weft. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 4. Telephone No., 317. Robert Leach, manager; J. B. Tattersall, salesman; Thomas E. Gartside, secretary.
  • Shiloh Spinning Co Limited, Holden fold; 37,132 spindles, 208/368 twist, 208/368 weft. Pay day second Wednesday, 10 to 11-30. Telegrams, " Shiloh Co, Royton." J. Holden, manager; David Hindle, secretary.
  • Star Spinning Co Limited; 104,000 spindles, 168/328 twist, 108/328 weft. Pay day second Wed, 10 to 4. L. Butterworth, manager; N. Bradbury, secretary and salesman.
  • Thornham Spinning Co Limited; 86,500 spindles, 128/408 twist, 128/428 weft. Pay day second Wednesday, 10-30 to 12. Telegrams, "Thornham, Royton." Benjamin Shirt, manager; Jethro Breakell, secretary; William Cheetham, salesman.

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Sources of Information

1891 Worrall's Cotton Spinners Directory