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Mayor of Todmorden, Dr Stella Mather, nee Brown with Mr John Graham, Headmaster of Cornholme School presenting a watch to teacher, Miss Barker for her retirement / long service.

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Looking down towards Wilson Bros gantry from School St ( now known as Brownbirks St following the opening of Cornholme School at Greenfield Terrace in 1899)

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Opened 1902 for the workpeople of Frostholme Mill

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The gantry across the road was pulled down C.1950.

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The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 'Copy Pit' Line between Todmorden and Burnley passing Wilson's 'Bobbin Mill'.
"Wilson's Bobbin Mill once dominated the village of Cornholme. The vast four-storey building, with its eye-catching clock bridge…

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Heap and Ashworth, from Bacup and Rossendale, worked at CALDERVALE weaving shed throughout the depression of the cotton famine. After 4 or 5 years there, they built a weaving shed for 400 looms and a carding and spinning mill at Frostholme, near the…

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The cottages nearest the mill were demolished to make way for a loading bay.

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The Chapel was built in 1854 largely through the efforts of the Wilson Family of Wilson’s Bobbin Works and then the school in 1881. The chapel closed in 1968 and the school was then used as a chapel until that too closed in 1985 due to structural…

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A bus negotiating the original and then the new metal bridge

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This photograph was taken during works to replace the stone arch with a metal bridge.

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As buses became taller, the bridge became a hazard and, after several accidents, it was replaced by a taller, metal structure.
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