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magpie 06-11-2008 21:51

Park Shed Mill
 
Does anyone know where Park Shed Mill was.... the year I am looking at is 1881 I think it was cotton mill cheers Magpie

lancsdave 06-11-2008 22:03

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If you look at this old map of Accrington East, there is a Park Mill on Park st.

http://www.lancscc.gov.uk/environmen...cc/acceast.jpg

magpie 06-11-2008 22:15

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Cheers Dave....

I think that could very well be the one I am looking for: its also in the right area....
again thanks:

Atarah 07-11-2008 14:41

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Park Mill built c1851 by Lang Bridge and William Barnes (William was the very first person to be buried in Burnely Rd cemetery)
Nearly 1000 looms in this mill, they dyed their own yarn on the site. Products included plain and fancy goods in cotton, silk, and worsted fabrics. various owners till early 1900's.
after WW11 there was a reduction in looms. in 1959 mill closed. in 1965 Associated Dairies acquired the mill for use as a repair and garage area
atarah

magpie 07-11-2008 17:59

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Cheers Atarah.... and Dave looks like that is going to be the one: will be down on Sunday taking some pics of the streets and area ( well what's left ) I remember the Dairies there:

K.S.H 07-11-2008 20:30

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Isn't netto built on the old dairies??

wadey 08-11-2008 19:16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lancsdave (Post 648125)
If you look at this old map of Accrington East, there is a Park Mill on Park st.

http://www.lancscc.gov.uk/environmen...cc/acceast.jpg

Thanks for the map, really interesting, the rail line to Baxenden must have taken some building.

atkiman 01-12-2012 13:43

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Quote:

Originally Posted by magpie (Post 648354)
Cheers Atarah.... and Dave looks like that is going to be the one: will be down on Sunday taking some pics of the streets and area ( well what's left ) I remember the Dairies there:

Glad you found the location of Park Shed mate. All the above info is correct. When I was a boy working as a lorry driver's mate, I loaded out of there many times. I bloke named Smith owned the place then. Here is a picture of the sort of loads that we picked up there. Hope this is of interest.


http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...yle-1959-2.jpg

Atarah 01-12-2012 14:25

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Love this photo! Thanks for sharing. Is it parked in front of the area where Morrisons is now? Is that Barnes Street behind the wagon with perhaps what was an old Church in the background (now Barnes Street garage?) Am just trying to get my bearings! :-)

atkiman 01-12-2012 15:44

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Sorry mate, I mat have confused you here. The load was from Park Shed, but I took the picture in Manchester, outside of the premises of a firm called the Bleacher Association.

Atarah 01-12-2012 15:49

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Thats fine. At least its a lovely photo we would never have seen if you hadnt posted. Any idea on the date please?

atkiman 01-12-2012 15:56

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Sorry mate, I may have confused you here. The load was from Park Shed, but I took the picture in Manchester outside the premises of a firm called the Bleachers Association. I took this picture at the same time as the lorry was pulling into the yard. The picutres were taken in 1959, and when I look at them now, I often wonder what became of the little child stood by the gate!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...iman/004-2.jpg

Marl 02-12-2012 19:22

My Auntie worked at Park Shed when I was a little girl I used to go to the side door which was almost facing across from bottom of Oswald St and take her dinner which my gran had made for her.My grandma lived at the bottom of Oswald St so it was easy to just nip over with her dinner.

pifco 04-12-2012 16:55

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For a time when the weaving finished and Whitewell Dairies started using the mill part of the mill (I think the corner bounded by Park Street and Stanley Street) was used by Whitewell Ices, which was a breakaway from Whitewell Dairies. After a time the ice cream makers moved up to Clayton le Moors and Associated Dairies took over Whitewell Dairies.

Balbus 11-12-2012 14:05

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One of the things I remember about the war was the barrage balloon which was tethered by a thick cable at the side of Park Shed Mill just below Park Street.

Retlaw 11-12-2012 15:39

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Originally Posted by Balbus (Post 1031609)
One of the things I remember about the war was the barrage balloon which was tethered by a thick cable at the side of Park Shed Mill just below Park Street.

The barrage balloon was sited on Broadway where the Arndale is now.
they didn't put barrage balloons so close together, and you need plenty of room to lower the thing, the area all round Park Shed was too built up.

Bob Dobson 11-12-2012 16:28

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There were barrage balloons tethered to the top of the Coppice. A little lad (itr might have been Retlaw) saw them and told his dad that he didn't think they'd be much use. because a plane flying into them would just burst the balloon and fly on. His dad replied " We've thowt o'that an' filled 'em wi' concrete"

Retlaw 11-12-2012 20:14

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Dobson (Post 1031633)
There were barrage balloons tethered to the top of the Coppice. A little lad (itr might have been Retlaw) saw them and told his dad that he didn't think they'd be much use. because a plane flying into them would just burst the balloon and fly on. His dad replied " We've thowt o'that an' filled 'em wi' concrete"

Getting a little sarky there Dobbo, any way it were your dad that told me they'd been filled with water, and there were 100's of them.

Gordon Booth 11-12-2012 20:25

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I remember a barrage balloon flying from the big field next to the cemetery at the top of Dill Hall Lane. The concrete block it was tethered to was there for many years.
Funnily enough don't remember seeing any others over Accrington.

claytonx 11-12-2012 21:59

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Gordon Booth (Post 1031695)
I remember a barrage balloon flying from the big field next to the cemetery at the top of Dill Hall Lane. The concrete block it was tethered to was there for many years.
Funnily enough don't remember seeing any others over Accrington.

One on Whinney hill. not sure two or one n

Barrie Yates 12-12-2012 17:43

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Quote:

Originally Posted by pifco (Post 1030634)
For a time when the weaving finished and Whitewell Dairies started using the mill part of the mill (I think the corner bounded by Park Street and Stanley Street) was used by Whitewell Ices, which was a breakaway from Whitewell Dairies. After a time the ice cream makers moved up to Clayton le Moors and Associated Dairies took over Whitewell Dairies.

I am pretty sure that the shop was in fact Whitewell Dairy shop and sold other products besides ice cream - that was there in '48 when I still lived in Oswald St.
The dairy was still Whitewell in '53 when i worked there during the summer holidays


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