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May Mill
Started by: kathpressey (4888)  Report abuse
I grew up on Billinge Road and clearly remember May Mill. Someone on Facebook says it was off Enfield Street. I sound a picture showing the mill behind Highfield graveyard. She is saying the entrance was off Enfield Street whre she lived. Looking for clarification on this please

Posted by: cordyline (4919)   Report abuse
Kath, it was down Foundry Lane

Posted by: kathpressey (4888)  Report abuse
yes That's what I thought. I knew there wasn't a mill off Enfield Street. Thanks

Posted by: fordie (700) Report abuse
Enfield mill in Enfield street.

Posted by: kathpressey (4888)  Report abuse
I didn't know about Enfield Mill. where was that?

Posted by: fordie (700) Report abuse
It was a bit further up the street from the Enfield pub.

Posted by: kathpressey (4888)  Report abuse
I can't recall Enfield pub either. I do remember one on yj eright going up like a club or something.

Posted by: cordyline (4919)   Report abuse
That club was demolished last year

Expect houses....

Posted by: fred mason (2790)   Report abuse
I remember going to visit a mill on Enfield St when I was at St John's, Pem in the 50's. It must have been Enfield mill. The watchman had a large convex mirror, pointing skywards, outside his office where he could see if the smoke was too much coming from the very tall chimney. The noise was deafening in the factory. I knew then that I didn't want to work in a cotton mill but what an experience for us youngsters.

Posted by: alpal (17) Report abuse
My aunty Joan baguley worked in the canteen,me and mum used to visit now and again,That would have been in the early 60`s

Posted by: jacks (323)  Report abuse
I worked at May Mill from 1968 to 1972. It was most definitely in Foundry Lane. May Mill produced carpet yarn, but the process is the same as it is for cotton; and as far as noise is concerned, some rooms were a lot noisier than others. I worked in the card room, and the noise level was perfectly tolerable in there. The spinning rooms were the noisiest - and the dustiest.

Posted by: MarieM (5379) Report abuse
Did you know, when the Mill was first built off Foundry Lane in the last Century or the one before, it was called Wildes Mill and the row of cottages off Foundry Lane were called Wildes Cottages where some of the workers lives. I know because some of my ancestors lived there


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