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Robinwood Mill, Todmorden

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1869. Wrigley's Patent.

1843 Bought by Fielden Brothers of Todmorden and equipped for cotton preparation and spinning. Nearly 24,000 spindles by 1856, and over 300 employees, predominantly 'half-time' children under 13 and young women. The mill had been built by William Fairbairn and Sons, and equipped with waterwheels made by Fairbairn. Converted to ring spinning in the 1920s. Closed in 1960.[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. 'Fieldens of Todmorden - A Nineteenth Century Business Dynasty' by Brian R. Law, Published by George Kelsall, 1995