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May Mill, Foundry Lane, Pemberton

Started by: Mulsanne (3)

I'm enquiring if someone may have information on May Mill. I wish to visit the area where it is, and enquiring if the building is still there, and if so, an address.
Thank you for any information that may be provided.

Started: 9th Jul 2024 at 22:18

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

Hello, May Mill is long gone, its now an estate of houses that, I was instrumental in the building

foundry lane

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 22:28

Posted by: tonker (28318) 

May Mill was down Foundry Lane, which runs down by Pemberton Railway Station. As Tom says, all gone and now a housing estate.

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 22:32

Posted by: tomplum (12972) 

My sister worked there, I can't remember when it shut but guessing early 1980.s

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 22:40

Posted by: First Mate (2546)

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 23:00

Posted by: mollie m (7409) 

My mum worked there as well in the 60s. She would have had loads of information had she still been here, and loved telling us all about what she did back then.

Best mill to visit is the Trencherfield Mill in Wigan itself which is part of Lancashire's Industrial Revolution, built 100 years ago, but I believe you have to book to view. I went in there some years ago and the 2500 horse power engine has been kept gleaming. Well worth a visit.

Replied: 9th Jul 2024 at 23:19

Posted by: riocaroni (702)

There used to be a pub in Foundry lane called originally The Foundry Inn. Also Georgie Jones had a scrap yard down there in the 80s.

Replied: 10th Jul 2024 at 15:30

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15935)

In the late 70s early 80s I spent quite a bit of time in that scrap yard at the bottom of Foundry Lane, keeping me owd bangers going and it was called 'Speedwell Spares'
According to a 1914 map, the pub down there was called the Blundell Arms LINK

Replied: 10th Jul 2024 at 15:44

Posted by: Mulsanne (3)

Thank you all for your responses, and the photos of May Mill. Very much appreciated.

Replied: 10th Jul 2024 at 18:22

Posted by: kathpressey (5620) 

you can find old photos of the mill online . there are probably some on wigan world. There is a good one of the mill as seen from the cemetery to give you the bearings

Replied: 11th Jul 2024 at 08:24


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