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Trencherfield Mill   Views: 665
Loading/Unloading bay   Comments: 6
Photo: Andrew Gagg   Item #: 30555  
 
Loading/Unloading bay
 
  Photo. taken by me 1965-68.  

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Comments by John Brown, 27th May 2018  
Ah, the old loading bay into the mixing room. I remember it well.

Comments by Andrew N Gagg, 27th May 2018  
'Mixing Room'? tell us more pleas John!

Comments by Tim Cooke, 27th May 2018  
Ahh, And a view of the boiler house, which housed the Lancashire boilers!

Comments by peter, 30th May 2018  
the mixing room was where they unloaded bales of cotton off a wagon with the aid of a hand worked crane. the bales were then fed into threshing machines and sent down to the bottom room which was known as the blowing room to make laps to feed the card room machines from there they went to different floors in the factory spinning rooms, winding room, doubling room, until it was the finished product bobbins of fine wool. if my memory serves me correctly the man driving the bale wagon was named workman hope this has helped a little I have fond memories of working there in the early sixties. it was hard graft but never a dull moment.

Comments by John Brown, 9th June 2018  
Peter has said it all. I was a lap-carrier back in the day.

Comments by peter coates, 25th June 2018  
me too john. the cards I worked on my old workmate tommy tarpey was the stripper and grinder I think there were 42 card machines I had to feed with laps all day long a busy job but I [ lapped it up ] happy days.

 
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