The Making of Todmorden exhibition

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The Making of Todmorden exhibition

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The Making of Todmorden’ was an exhibition staged in June 1993 at Todmorden Town Hall. Initiated by Jack Taylor MBE and Todmorden Information Centre Trust it used material researched and compiled by Jack Taylor, Betty Savage, Derek Proctor, Dennis O'Neill and members of the Todmorden Antiquarian Society. We are also indebted to the Fielden family and Roger Birch, who provided many of the images. Roger also did much of the work in putting the exhibition together. Opened by Nobel prizewinner Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, the exhibition received great acclaim. It tells the story of Todmorden’s rich industrial heritage and its people and the success was in no small part due to the detailed research undertaken. It is a fine body of work and is presented here as a tribute to all those who contributed to the exhibition. IMAGES ARE NOT FOR SALE – Please, do not remove the watermark or strip the metadata, thank you. PLEASE NOTE: IMAGES ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY - PLEASE DO NOT REPOST - For further information on the ROGER BIRCH COLLECTION please email danbirch1@hotmail.com

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The New Crescent Street Premises - MOT00543
Heavy-lifting machinery in the new Crescent Street premises.

Crow Carr Ings Mill - MOT00542
Looking across the former weaving shed of Crow Carr Ings Mill with its polished maple wood floor, May 1993.

Crow Carr Ings Mill - MOT00541
Looking across the former weaving shed of Crow Carr Ings Mill with its polished maple wood floor, May 1993.

The New Crescent Street Premises - MOT00540
Heavy-lifting machinery in the new Crescent Street premises.

Cinderhill Spinning Company, Castle Street Works - MOT00418
Elizabeth Fielder piecing-up ends, 1984.

Cinderhill Spinning Company, Castle Street Works - MOT00417
Mohammed Bashir (Jimmy Basher), 1984.

Cinderhill Spinning Company, Castle Street Works - MOT00416
Modern Cotton Spinning at Cinderhill, 1984.

Bentwood Bros at Crescent Mill - MOT00415
Garment manufacturing in the former weaving shed at Crescent Mill, 1984. Bentwood Bros., closed the Todmorden factory in May 1992 and the premises are now occupied by the Todmorden Motor Co. (1993).

Bentwood Bros at Crescent Mill - MOT00414
Garment manufacturing in the former weaving shed at Crescent Mill, 1984. Bentwood Bros., closed the Todmorden factory in May 1992 and the premises are now occupied by the Todmorden Motor Co. (1993).

Walsden Printing Co. Ramsden Wood Mill - MOT00288
The company, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1985, is one of the top four specialist fabric printers in the UK, producing work for Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, and many other high street chain stores.

Walsden Printing Co. Ramsden Wood Mill - MOT00287
The company, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1985, is one of the top four specialist fabric printers in the UK, producing work for Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, and many other high street chain stores.

Walsden Printing Co. Ramsden Wood Mill - MOT00286
The company, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1985, is one of the top four specialist fabric printers in the UK, producing work for Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, and many other high street chain stores.

Walsden Printing Co. Ramsden Wood Mill - MOT00285
The company, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1985, is one of the top four specialist fabric printers in the UK, producing work for Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, and many other high street chain stores.

Walsden Printing Co. Ramsden Wood Mill - MOT00284
The company, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1985, is one of the top four specialist fabric printers in the UK, producing work for Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, and many other high street chain stores.

Walsden Printing Co. Ramsden Wood Mill - MOT00283
The company, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1985, is one of the top four specialist fabric printers in the UK, producing work for Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, and many other high street chain stores.

Brisbane Moss Corduroys, Bridgeroyd Mills, Eastwood. - MOT00281
Brisbane Moss Corduroys: Dyers and Finishers of velvets, velveteens, cords and suedettes, Bridgeroyd Mills, Eastwood.

Bill Sayer on the old velveteen cutters in 1986. The machines were eventually phased out in 1990.

Brisbane Moss Corduroys, Bridgeroyd Mills, Eastwood. - MOT00280
Brisbane Moss Corduroys: Dyers and Finishers of velvets, velveteens, cords and suedettes, Bridgeroyd Mills, Eastwood.

Bill Sayer on the old velveteen cutters in 1986. The machines were eventually phased out in 1990.

Brisbane Moss Corduroys, Bridgeroyd Mills, Eastwood. - MOT00279
Brisbane Moss Corduroys: Dyers and Finishers of velvets, velveteens, cords and suedettes, Bridgeroyd Mills, Eastwood. Cutting velveteens at Moss Bros, around 1900.

Brisbane Moss Corduroys: Dyers and Finishers of velvets, velveteens, cords and suedettes, Bridgeroyd Mills, Eastwood. - MOT00278
David Green, right, foreman cutter, and Donald Cockroft operating the new machinery, 1986.

Brisbane Moss Corduroys, Bridgeroyd Mills - MOT00276
Barry Sanderson operating the rolling-up machine, 1986.

Brisbane Moss Corduroys, Bridgeroyd Mills - MOT00275
Glyn Hughes dyeing the corduroys, 1986.

Brisbane Moss Corduroys, Bridgeroyd Mills - MOT00274
Albert Martin, in charge of the crossing and brushing machines. 1986.

Brisbane Moss Corduroys, Bridgeroyd Mills - MOT00271
Ted Clark on the scouring machine, 1986.
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