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Eckersleys Mill


Dinner break in Eckersley's Weaving Shed early 50's
Photo: Freda
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Item #: 16154
My Mother, Bessie Monks on left.
2nd from right Marjorie? Duckworth. Does anyone know the others?
The weavers each looked after 20 looms and,
they had a battery filler whose job it was to make sure none of the looms ran out of weft.
At age 15 I was my mother's battery filler - so definitely no slacking on the job.

Comment by: Maureen Topping nee Roberts on 18th October 2010 at 21:31

I think the girl in the middle could be Brenda Bond, who was a pupil at Poolstock C. of E. school in the 1940's. I think she lived in the Walmer Street area of Poolstock.

Comment by: Doreen wood on 17th April 2017 at 16:57

The girl second from right is Barbara duckworth, we used to call her little Barbara,not seen her in years,must be 35 years now

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