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Joshua Hoyle and Sons

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1922 - 1923.
May 1931. Hercules.

of 50 Piccadilly, Manchester, 1. Telephone: Manchester Central 0511. Cables: "Sunset, Manchester". London Office: 12 Bow Lane, EC4

1834 Company established.

1891 [1]

Total?? 101,000 spindles, 3,000 looms

of Whitworth, Facit and Shawforth, Rochdale

1891 Directory (Rochdale): Listed as Cotton spinners and manufacturers. More details

of Summerseat, Bury

1891 Directory (Bury): Listed as Cotton spinner and manufacturer. More details

of Bacup

1919 Patent - Improved machine for applying varnish to healds for looms for weaving. [2]

of Bridgewater Mill, Bridgewater Street / Hart Street, Blackburn, Lancs.

Built by Thomas Hart (1861-2) cotton spinner. The last mill to be built for the sole purpose of spinning. In 1877 taken over by D. and W. Taylor, becoming John Taylor (Blackburn) Ltd (1893-1939) branch of Joshua Hoyle and Sons (Burnley) Ltd who was the last proprietor when the mill closed in 1959. Demolished in 1962-3. Had 35,208 ring spindles. [3]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Joshua Hoyle Productions, as Spinners, Manufacturers and Converters: Cotton, Rayon and Spun Rayon; Dress, Lingerie and Overall Fabrics; Towels; Sheetings; Drills. Also Furnishing Fabrics; Poplins; Cambrics; Shirtings; Voiles; Organdies; Flannelettes; Ducks; Pyjama Cloths; Corset Cloths; Sheets; Pillow Cases; Cotton Blankets; Plain and Fancy Cottons; Typewriter and Umbrella Cloths. (Textiles Section - Earls Court, Ground Floor, Stand No. 124) [4]

1964 Acquired by Illingworth Morris and Co.[5]

The former warehouse of Joshua Hoyle and Sons stood derelict for many years until it was converted and extended and opened as the Malmaison Hotel in 1998. [6]

Two photographs of building exterior. [7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Directory 1891 Worrall's Cotton Spinners
  2. [1] Wikipatents
  3. [2] Blackburn Encyclopaedia
  4. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 468; and p141
  5. The Times, March 11, 1965
  6. [3] Eyewitness in Manchester
  7. [4] Manchester City Centre Photographs by John Perriam