The photo shows the aftermath of a fire at the 'New Print Works' Stubbins Lane, Sabden on the 26th Feb 1912 This was the second fire within a few days, there was an earlier one at a local cotton mill. A full account is given on http://www.oldprestonian.co.uk/sabden_fire.html
PHOTO: The photo shows despondent men standing in the ruins of the mill. behind them are the steam-powered textile calico printing machines with the ruined cloth still in place on the machines.
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Keywords:1912, calico printing, cotton industry, fires, lancashire, print works, ribble valley, sabden, stubbins, textile industry