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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 28th April, 2013)

Eckersley Mill

Eckersley Mill
View from the roof of Eckersley Mill, Wigan.

Photo: James Marsh  (Panasonic DMC-FT2)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 28th April 2013 at 05:11

Don't know the history here, but good picture James.....cheers!!!

Comment by: James on 28th April 2013 at 10:04

This mill use to have a pitched roof but the caretaker said that it collapsed in heavy winds a few years ago and they had it repaired with a flat ash felt roof.

I do have several pictures from different view points from up here, will pass them on soon to maybe get uploaded into there own link on the 'new album' page

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 28th April 2013 at 13:17

My mum, Irene Callaghan (nee Wilding from Alder Ave, Worsley Hall), worked here from being a 16yr old up to the early 1950's. I think she was a winder. She still tells my sister and I of the lovely memories and workmates, some of whom she still bumps into from time to time. She talks of the hardships and cameraderie which existing then but these days have been somewhat lacking in many areas of life.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 28th April 2013 at 20:34

I remember going to have a look at one of the mills as a school excursion just before we emigrated......maybe that is where I may have got a job....who knows, cheers!!

Comment by: ann21 on 30th April 2013 at 20:03

There was No 1, 2 and 3 mills. The Doubling Shed and the Weaving Shed and there were others which I can't remember.

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