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SANDHOLME IRON FOUNDRY

 

Commercial Street

Todmorden

 

Map Ref. SD945242

 

Sandholme Foundry about 1900

 

Known occupiers

1894-1902

LORD, KINGHORN & Co.

1908

Sandholme Iron Co. Ltd

 

Additional information

Langfield Valuation 1894

New; occupied by Lord & Kinghorn; mechanics shop and power; Commercial Street; rateable value £42.10s.0d

 

Slater 1895

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.

 

Kelly 1908

Sandholme Iron Co. Ltd. engineers, Sandholme Iron Foundry.

 

 

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