|This is a pencil sketch of "Flash Mill" which was off Grane Road, Haslingden|
Kindly shared with us by Robert Warburton
What made this particular mill stand out from any other was during the dark hours, especially when the mass bright lit illumination shone out from that vast amount of open window space. You get a idea from this sketch just how it could have looked. It was striking and will always be a strong memory in my mind.
Sadly that's all it can be these days "a memory" because like most of our old mills once the cotton industry collapsed in our area it was shortly after demolished and made way for modern Industrial units, which we have built on that ground today.
|This is a photo of Flash Mill (Click over to enlarge)|
This photo was kindly shared to us by Miriam Keen
A short history to FLASH MILL and thanks to Mike Rothwell
(Kindly shared to us by Mike Rothwell)
Extract below taken from "Town and Country Life", London (Kindly shared to us by Harry Warburton)
BRITISH TEXTILES - Warburton's quality goods for 150 years
Just as apathy is the greatest bar to achievement so is the matter of quality its most potent asset. Industrially speaking, any manufacturing firm who produce merely to meet demand may be said to be apathetic; such concerns never reach the top run in the ladder to leadership, and rightly so, for "service" has no real meaning to them. For the qualities that combine
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