Title: Inside Bankfoot Mill, Hebden Bridge – AGW00267
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Inside Bankfoot Mill, Hebden Bridge – AGW00267
Bankfoot, Hebden Bridge, Mill Interior, Places
The firm specialised in dyeing and finishing heavy fustians, mainly moleskins, and related fabrics such as Bedford Cords, Whipcords and Cavalry twills. The firm didn't process corduroys or other pile fabrics. Much of the production was used for traditional protective clothing in heavy industry and many other industrial applications. These pictures were taken during the week before the mill closed for good, probably during the 1970s. The mill was not used again and was eventually demolished and replaced with housing. Here the men are transferring buckets of stiffening ingredients. The operator at the top is Kenneth Greenwood who subsequently became the first traffic warden in Hebden Bridge.
Pennine Horizons Digital Archive
PHDA - Alan Greenwood Collection
Alan Greenwood , “Inside Bankfoot Mill, Hebden Bridge – AGW00267,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed May 21, 2018, http://old.pennineheritage.org.uk/items/show/26258.