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Old 06-11-2008, 21:51   #1
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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
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Old 06-11-2008, 22:03   #2
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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
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Old 06-11-2008, 22:15   #3
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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:
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Old 07-11-2008, 14:41   #4
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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
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Old 07-11-2008, 17:59   #5
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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:
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Old 07-11-2008, 20:30   #6
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Isn't netto built on the old dairies??
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Old 08-11-2008, 19:16   #7
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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
Thanks for the map, really interesting, the rail line to Baxenden must have taken some building.
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Old 01-12-2012, 13:43   #8
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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:
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.


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Old 01-12-2012, 14:25   #9
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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! :-)

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Old 01-12-2012, 15:44   #10
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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.
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Old 01-12-2012, 15:49   #11
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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?
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Old 01-12-2012, 15:56   #12
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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!
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Old 02-12-2012, 19:22   #13
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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.
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Old 04-12-2012, 16:55   #14
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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.
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Old 11-12-2012, 14:05   #15
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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.
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