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Burrs bleachworks b04437

"In 1792 the well established group of entrepreneurs, Peel, Howarth and Yates built a water powered spinning mill at Burrs along with a manager's house, smithy, workers' cottages and ash pit ... In 1861 Burrs cottages, now Burrs Activity Centre, was made up of 28 homes, housing 141 people. Facing the cottages are the remains of a midden (toilet block). By 1893, following further building it was being used for bleaching and dyeing by Samuel Rothwell Ltd. In 1920 it was taken over by the Star Bleaching Company." Source Bury MB Website.

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Keywords:bleachworks, bridges, buildings, burrs, burrs, bury, chimneys, cotton industry, houses, lancashire, peel, samuel rothwell, star bleaching, textile industry

Burrs bleachworks b04437