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1891 Cotton Mills in Preston

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Preston (p163)



  • Daniel Arkwright, Arkwright Mill, Hawkins street; 36,248 spindles, 308/388 weft,308 twist; 599 looms, India and China shirtings. Pay day last Saturday. Telephone No., 6.
  • Birley Brothers, Hanover Street Mills, Great George street; 46,466 spindles, 328/468 weft, 268/348 throstle twist; 826 looms, linen and cotton unions. Pay day last Saturday. Telegrams, " Hanover, Preston." Telephone No., 31.
  • Thomas Brindle and Co, Alliance Works, New Hall lane; 1,070 looms, dhooties, mulls and jacconettes. Pay day first Monday. Telegrams, "Alliance, Preston." Telephone No., 26.
  • Brotherton and Co, Marsh Lane Mill, Preston; 576 looms, fancy goods; Manchester warehouse-16, Chancery lane. Pay day first Thursday. Telephone No., Manchester, 1169.
  • M.B. Copland, Pole Street Mill; 27,812 spindles, 508/808 weft. Pay day last Wednesday. Telegrams, "Copland, spinner, Preston." Telephone No., 174.
  • Levi Fish, Spa Mill, Marsh lane; 530 looms, satteens and fancy dress goods. Pay days-fortnightly accounts, daily; monthly, last Thursday in the month. Telephone No., 151.
  • John Goodair and Co, Brookfield and Peel Mills; 73,951 spindles, 808/908 weft only; 1,322 looms, fine skirtings and cambrics. Pay day first Saturday after first Tuesday in second month, at Peel Mill. Telegrams, "Goodair, Preston." Telephone No., 91.
  • Hartford Mills Co., Limited, Hartford Mills, Campbell street; 43,472 spindles, 308/408 weft and twist; 662 looms, shirtings; Manchester warehouse- 22, Brown street. Telephone No., 33. Albert Simpson, managing director.
  • John Hawkins and Sons, Greenbank and St. Paul's Road Mills; 95,352 spindles, 268/508 twist, 228/608 weft; 1,923 looms, shirtings and unions. Pay day first Tuesday in second month. Telegrams, " John Hawkins & Sons, Preston." Telephone No., 52.
  • Edward Hayes, Fylde Road Mill; 331 looms, printers and shirtings; Manchester warehouse-Clarence Buildings, 4, Booth street. Pay day last Saturday.
  • John Humber, Bushell Street Works, Lancaster road North; 702 looms, India and China shirtings. Pay days-quarterly, last Wednesday in second month after quarter-end; monthly, last Wednesday in the following month.
  • John and Adam Leigh, Brookhouse Mills, Old Lancaster lane; 40,520 spindles, 308/608 twist, 601/808 weft; 1,156 looms, mulls, jacconettes, cambrics, shirtings, &c. Pay day last Fri. Telegrams, " Leigh, Preston." Telephone No., 107.
  • William Paley, Bank Top, Hopwood Street and Primrose Hill Mills; 30,992 spindles, 608/908 weft; 708 looms, jacconettes, cambrics, embroidery and fancy cloths; Manchester warehouse-78, Mosley street. Pay day first Wednesday after first Tuesday. Telegrams, "William Paley, Preston." Telephone Nos.-Preston, 23; Manchester, 717.
  • Park Lane Twist Co., Limited, Park Mills, North road; 48,760 spindles, 448/608 twist, 401, throstle. Pay day last Wednesday. Telephone No., 33i. A. Simpson, managing director; C. Holme, sec.
  • J. R. and A. Smith, Limited, Moor Brook Mills and Park Mill Sheds; 1,140 looms, fancy muslins, dress goods and specialities for India. Pay day last Friday. Telegrams, "Leno, Preston and Manchester." Telephone No., 105. R. G. Triggs, sec.
  • Joseph Smith, Southgate and Ribbleton Mills; 67,550 spindles, 308 twist, 301/408 weft; 1,061 looms, India and China shirtings. Pay day last Saturday, at Southgate Mill. Telephone Nos.-Southgate Mill, 32; Ribbleton Mill, 25
  • William Smith and Co, Queen's Mill, Greenbank street; 770 looms, dhooties, twills, shirtings, stripes and jacconettes; Manchester office-28, Faulkner st. Pay day first Wednesday. Telephone Nos.-Preston, 110; Manchester, 187.
  • Swainson, Birley and Co, Fishwick Mills; 95,562 spindles, 288f 308 and 32, water twist; 2,084 looms, muslins, satteens, mattelasses, long cloths, sheetings, mediums, croydons, &c.; Manchester warehouse-7, Charlotte street, Portland street; London office-5, Goldsmith street, Wood street. Telephone Nos.-Preston, 13 ; Manchester, 74 Tennyson Road.
  • Lord Street Mill, Tithebarn street; 11,700 spindles, 908 weft. Pay day last Saturday.
  • Wilding Brothers, Alexandra Mill, Skeffington road North; 1,022 looms, fine cambrics, jacconettes, mulls, satins, &c. Pay day last Wednesday. Telephone No., 130.

Bamber Bridge. 3 miles S.S.E. from Preston (p167)


Croston. 8.5 miles S.W. from Preston (p167)


Garstang. 10.5 miles N. from Preston (p167)


Kirkham. 8.5 miles W. from Preston (p167)


  • W. and H. E. Sowerbutts, Balderstone Mill, Freckleton, near Kirkham; 520 looms, twills for bleaching and dyeing; Preston office -14, Ribblesdale place, where all communications should be addressed. Telegrams, "Sowerbutts, Preston." Telephone No., 34.


Leyland. 4 miles S. from Preston (p167)



  • Reade and Wall, Brook Mills; 780 looms, fancy goods; Manchester warehouse - 97, Portland street. Telegrams, " Chambray, Manchester.

Longridge. 7 miles N.N.E. from Preston (p169)


  • Robert Smith, Victoria Mill; 540 looms, cambrics, jacconettes, twills, checks, lenos, fancy muslins and canvas cloth. Pay day every Tuesday, at No. 15 pillar, Manchester Exchange. Telegrams, "Robert, Longridge.

Ribchester. 11 miles N.E. from Preston (p169)


Penwortham. 2 miles B.W. from Preston (p169)


Walton-le-Dale and Lostock Hall. 1.5 miles S.E. from PRESTON (p169)


  • Simpson and Russell, Gregson Lane Mill, Walton-le-Dale; 31,000 spindles, 268/348 twist, 368/608 weft; 216 looms, shirtings and jacconettes. Pay day last Thursday. Railway address-Hoghton Station, East Lane. By.

See Also


Sources of Information

1891 Worrall's Cotton Spinners Directory