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1891 Cotton Mills in Wigan

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Wigan (p201)


Standish Co., Limited, Worthington; Manchester office-4, Charlotte street. Pay day first Tuesday. Telegrams, "Standish Co., Standish."


William Brown and Nephews, Worsley Mesnes and Poolstock Mills; 102,728 spindles; 121/261 twist and weft at Worsley Mesnes; 308/601 twist and weft at Poolstock; 1,947 looms, grey sheetings, domestics, &c.; Manchester warehouse-23, Faulkner street. Pay day every Saturday.

Eckersley ffarington & Co., Limited, Western Mills, Poolstock; 100,000 spindles, 161/401 twist. Telegrams, "Western, Wigan." Telephone No., 6. Robert Barlow, secretary.

James Eckersley and Sons, Limited, Swan Meadow and Water Heyes Mills; 75,000 spindles, 161 f 321twist; 1,100 looms. Telephone No., 6. Robert Barlow, secretary.

W. and R. F. Hopwood, Britannia Mill, Miry lane, Wallgate; 6,740 spindles, 161/241 water twist.

Joshua Nutter, Victoria Mill, Platt Bridge; 144 looms, Indian shirtings and printers. Pay day Sat.

Rose Bridge Spinning Co, Rose Bridge Mill, Ince; 14,000 spindles, 161/241 water twist. Telegrams to Wigan.

Rylands and Sons, Limited, Gidlow Works; printers, shirtings and domestics; and at Gorton Mills, Manchester. Pay days Tuesday and Friday at 25, Faulkner street, Manchester. Telegrams, "Rylands, Wigan."

Thomas Taylor and Brother, Limited, Victoria Mills, Wallgate; 171,224 spindles, 41/421 twist and weft; 1,605 looms, shirtings. Edward Allier, secretary.

William Woods and Son, Trencherfield Mills, Wailgate; 48,000 spindles, 168/40, twist and weft; 420 looms, croydons, wigans and domestics; Manchester warehouse-9, George street. Pay day quarterly, third Thursday.

Aspull Moor. 2.5 miles N.E. from Wigan (p201)


John Leigh and Brothers, Dicconson Mill; 20,000 spindles, 16'/32' throstle twist.

Hindley. 3 miles E.S.E. from Wigan (p201)


Hindley Twist Co Lowe Mills; 89,980 spindles, 168/248 water twist, 408 mule twist. Pay day on and after the 20th of each month. Telegrams, "Pennington, Hindley."

Thomas Kirkpatrick and Sons, Hindley Green Mills; 66,400 mule spindles, 14,500 doubling spindles, 508/1508 twist and weft; and Hindsford Mill, Tyldesley. Telegrams, "Kirkpatricks, Tyldesley"; "Kirkpatricks, Hindley Green."

Richard Pennington, Worthington Mills; 43,000 spindles, 208/368 mule and water twist; 645 looms, printers and skirtings. Pay day on and after the 20th of each month. Telegrams, "Pennington, Hindley."

Platt Lane Manufacturing Co., Limited; 416 looms, shirtings and printers. James Dean, secretary.

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Sources of Information

1891 Worrall's Cotton Spinners Directory