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Old 05-09-2004, 16:58   #1
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Question Early Spring Hill

Trying to piece together the beginnings of the Spring Hill area (17th & 18th century landowners, mill owners, Housing development, etc). Can anyone help ?
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Old 05-09-2004, 21:36   #2
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Hello Dialynne, welcome to the site, I hope you enjoy it. Most of the folks that will be of help to you are night people and on most of the time during the week. I'm sure that someone will be able to help you with your interests. We have quite a few people who love the areas local history....
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Old 05-09-2004, 23:00   #3
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I'm afraid I'm no help either but I'm sure some of the historically minded members will be able to come up with lots of interest to you.
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Old 06-09-2004, 08:54   #4
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Hi Dialynne, I don't know if you've seen this link or not but have a look.

http://www.springhill.freeuk.com/history.htm
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Old 06-09-2004, 13:17   #5
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Cheers Doug..Didn't realise they had classroom assistants in them days as well !!! Does anyone know when the following mills were built: Spring Hill (what is now ossy mills coach park on Spring Hill Rd), Union (Rist wires), and Moscow mill. Moscow Mill is on a map of 1848, and so I believe is the Pickup Arms which was then called Lodge Tavern. And Spring Hill Rd is but a footpath leading to what is now Spring Hill House.
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Old 06-09-2004, 19:22   #6
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Hi Dialynne,

The best advice is to drop into Accrington Reference Library, the staff are friendly helpful and knowledgeable. If they don't know the answer to your question they will probably know someone who does.

Good luck.
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Old 19-02-2012, 12:52   #7
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My dad Jim Wilson was a long standing member of the Spring Hill Snooker club. They played most evenings and weekends in the basement of Spring Hill Methodist Church...I have some photos somewhere of the team and their trophies...will post when I find them
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Old 20-02-2012, 08:01   #8
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I used to go playing snooker down there as well when I was a nipper ( ~ 1980's) at the time it was being run as a youth club, think the bloke was called Frank??????

I can still remember the musty smell it had...
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Old 20-02-2012, 08:14   #9
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My first thought.:- Read Mike Rothwell's books on Industral heritage. They cover each of our local townships , as well as others further afield. There are other 'standard' books too - Accrington Captains of Industry and Old Homesteads of Accrington amiongst them.

View all trhe early maps that the library have, then see other maps & documents in the Lancashire Archive in Bow Lane, Preston.
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Old 20-02-2012, 09:26   #10
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My dad Jim Wilson was a long standing member of the Spring Hill Snooker club. They played most evenings and weekends in the basement of Spring Hill Methodist Church...I have some photos somewhere of the team and their trophies...will post when I find them
My Father played in that league when he was young he played for Foxhill Grove Methodist which was on the corner of Hartley St. and Union Road, no longer there.
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Old 20-02-2012, 18:51   #11
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I used to go playing snooker down there as well when I was a nipper ( ~ 1980's) at the time it was being run as a youth club, think the bloke was called Frank??????

I can still remember the musty smell it had...

Hi Ian

It was Frank Murgatroyd ( Pauls Dad)
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Old 21-02-2012, 06:49   #12
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Thats the fella, I remembered his son was called Paul but couldn;t for the life of me recall his last name.

who needs a PS3 when you have 2 snooker tables a musty old basement!
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Old 26-02-2012, 19:10   #13
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HI Rose It's Barry Thornton-----Remember?
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Old 28-02-2012, 12:03   #14
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Does anyone know when the following mills were built: Spring Hill (what is now ossy mills coach park on Spring Hill Rd), Union (Rist wires), and Moscow mill. Moscow Mill is on a map of 1848,
According to the book 'Moscow Mill And It's People', the original Moscow Mill was built 1824. There's a copy of the book on ebay at the moment for a reasonable starting price (link here). It's a good read, well worth a few quid.
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According to the book 'Moscow Mill And It's People', the original Moscow Mill was built 1824. There's a copy of the book on ebay at the moment for a reasonable starting price (link here). It's a good read, well worth a few quid.
This had me quite bemused for a while. These books were issued to all the employees of the Enfield Group to celebrate their centenary... I have one.
The were free of charge.

It looks like there was still quite a lot left over and selling them on E-bay. Still, why not, eh ?
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