SANDHOLME IRON FOUNDRY
Map Ref. SD945242
Sandholme Foundry about 1900
LORD, KINGHORN & Co.
Sandholme Iron Co. Ltd
Langfield Valuation 1894
New; occupied by Lord & Kinghorn; mechanics shop and power; Commercial Street; rateable value £42.10s.0d
Lord, Kinghorn & Co. makers of machines for reed, picker & shuttle works; machine tools and woodworking machinery, Sandholme.
3rd September 1898
The workmen employed at Sandholme ironworks met at the Golden Lion Hotel to make a presentation to their foreman, Mr. Smith Barker of Industrial Street. A substantial knife and fork tea was partaken of by a company of about 30. Mr. T. Lord afterwards made the presentation consisting of a silver mounted walking stick, a meerschaum pipe, and tobacco pouch; the walking stick bore the inscription “Presented to Mr. Smith Barker as a token of respect from his fellow workpeople.” Mr. Barker, his wife and 3 children, set sail for America on the 6th where he had previously spent about 17 years. During the time his parents kept the General Havelock Arms, Salford, Mr. Barker served his apprenticeship with Messrs Astin & Barker’s ironworks.
5th March 1902
Wilfred Greenwood aged 24 years, foreman mechanic at Sandholme Ironworks and residing at Bank View, Woodhouse, was adjusting a leather belt on a pulley when he was caught by his smock and twisted round the shafting. The machinery was immediately stopped, but the unfortunate fellow died in about 3 hours after being extricated.
Extract from James Durran’s Ledger 1903
Sandholme Iron Company, Todmorden, buying plumbago from James Durran, Thurlstone, blacking manufacturer.
23rd July 1907
Fire at Sandholme Ironworks, Todmorden. Damage about £1,000.
Sandholme Iron Co. Ltd. engineers, Sandholme Iron Foundry.