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VALE MILL

Stansfield Road

Tipside

Todmorden

Map Ref. SD938244

 

Known occupiers

1854-1862

CLEGG William

1854-1861

FIELDEN William

1854-1880

SHEPHERD James & Henry & SUTCLIFFE William

1854

SUTCLIFFE Barker

1854

PILLING Andrew

1854-1861

UTTLEY John

1855-1861

BROOK Uriah

1855

STEPHENSON John

1855-1861

SUNDERLAND John

1857

GIBSON James

1859-1863

STANSFIELD, George or Joseph

1861

BARKER William

1861

LAW Samuel

1861

SUTCLIFFE William

1861-1894

MALLINSON & HEYWORTH

MALLINSON John

MALLINSON Marmaduke

1875

HEYWORTH Moses

1881

HARGREAVES Thomas & MITCHELL James Edward

1881-1908

HEYWORTH Timothy

HEYWORTH Eliza

1882

FARRAR Abraham

1882

JESSOP Thomas

1883-1908

WEST Thomas

1884-1897

HORSFALL Frank

1885-1971

REDMAN Bros.

1887-1897

WIDDUP William

1888-1897

OLDFIELD Robert, MITCHELL William Henry & BARKER Elias

1888-1897

BARKER Fred

1888-1897

CLEGG Barker

1871? 1888-1897

STANSFIELD Thomas

1888-1908

LAW James & GREGSON Abraham

1897

CROWTHER James

1907

cotton mill on 25” OS map

 

Notes of contemporary historian John Travis

William Clegg, shuttle maker of Cobden, built Vale Mill about 1854. He added a second shed in 1855 for 200 looms, and later a third shed. About 1860 a new engine house and bed was erected at Vale Mill. As a result of the cotton famine 1862-64, William Clegg failed. His property was sold and 4/6d in the £ was paid to the creditors. Clegg went back to shuttle and rake making. He died in August 1889 aged 84.

William Clegg sold those parts of Vale Mill (about half) occupied by Shepherd & Sutcliffe, John Stevenson, Uriah Brook and John Sunderland to Shepherd & Sutcliffe. Mr. Clegg then began to erect another shed on the site of his late water-cooling dam on the opposite side of Stansfield Road.

Shepherd & Sutcliffe of Todmorden – a new firm – were one of the first tenants in the mill built about 1854 by William Clegg, shuttle maker of Cobden. Later, Mr. Clegg built a third mill of 2 storeys with large shed behind, and Shepherd & Sutcliffe took over and began to card and spin as well as weave. Their rooms in shed no.1 were let to new tenants including James Gibson of York Street, Todmorden, fustian dealer and clothier. James Gibson later built his own mill known as Gibson’s Mill near Stackhills and moved his looms there.

Shepherd & Sutcliffe were exceptionally successful and purchased from William Clegg the place they occupied, and also those occupied by John Stevenson, Uriah Brook and John Sunderland. They provided the power for themselves and their tenants and laid new water pipes from the river.

John Stevenson was one of the first tenants in Vale Mill (2nd shed) on Stansfield Road, built in 1855 by William Clegg. He occupied the first section. He began with a few looms for which he had room and power with Dugdale and Mills at BOTTOMS MILL Walsden. From there he went to Vale Mill, Tipside. He later bought SHADE MILL.

John Uttley was one of the first tenants at Vale Mill. He was previously a master plumber and glazier.

John Sunderland was one of the first tenants at Vale Mill, in the second shed built about 1855. He made piece goods for the Manchester market. Uriah Brook was also one of the first tenants in this second shed, and he also made piece goods for the Manchester market.

Andrew Pilling was also one of the first tenants at Vale Mill. He had, for a short time, been at BANKS MILL, Dulesgate. After Vale, he moved to CROWCARR INGS.

Barker Sutcliffe of Nanholme Mill previously had room and power at Clegg’s Vale Mill.

William Fielden had previously been in business in a small way before becoming one of the first tenants at Vale Mill, built in 1854.

 

Additional information

partly researched, recorded and referenced by Mrs Sheila Wade

Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group

 

Stansfield Rates Book

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1854

Owned and occupied by William Clegg; West Barr; mill and power; rateable value £107.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1860

  1. Owned and occupied by William Clegg; Vale Mill; mill and power; rateable value £178.2s.6d.
  2. Owned and occupied by Shepherd & Sutcliffe; Vale Mill; part mill and power; rateable value £155.2s.6d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1867-79

Owned and occupied by Shepherd & Sutcliffe; Vale Mill; mill and power; rateable value £366.5s.9d.

1867 – additions to mill £31.8s.8d.

1868 – rateable value £384.10s.6d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1880-81

  1. Occupied by Marmaduke Mallinson; owned by James Shepherd; joiners shop; Vale Mill; rateable value £28.10s.0d.
  2. Owned and occupied by Shepherd & Sutcliffe; Vale Mill; mill and power; rateable value £366.5s.9d. (1880 – re-valued £443.5s.0d. 1881 – re-valued £386.15s.0d.)

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1882-83

Occupied by Marmaduke Mallinson; owned by James Shepherd; joiners shop; Vale Mill; rateable value £28.10s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1888

  1. Occupied by Thomas Jessop; owner Thomas West; reed shop; Vale Mill; rateable value £2.
  2. Occupied by Marmaduke Mallinson; owned by Thomas West; joiners shop; Vale Mill; rateable value £32.
  3. Owned and occupied by Thomas West; mill and power; Vale; rateable value £137.10s.0d.
  4. Occupied by Frank Horsfall; (house 24 Garden Street), owner Thomas West; shuttle shop; Vale; rateable value £6.5s.0d.
  5. Occupied by Redman Bros; owner Thomas West; clothing manufactory; Vale; rateable value £45.
  6. Occupied by Eliza Heyworth; (house Stansfield Road); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £32.
  7. Occupied by William Widdup; (house Calder Street); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £8.
  8. Occupied by James Law (house 2 Stones Terrace Walsden) & Gregson (house 3 White Platts St.); owner Thomas West; reed shop; Vale; rateable value £1.15s.0d.
  9. Occupied by Thomas Stansfield; (house 60 Wellington Road); owner Thomas West; pickershop; Vale; rateable value £27.15s.0d.
  10. Occupier Barker Clegg; owner Thomas West; slipper manufactory; Vale Mill; rateable value £15.10s.0d.
  11. Occupier Fred Barker (house 2 Store Street); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £8.15s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1889

  1. Occupied by Marmaduke Mallinson; owned by Thomas West; joiners shop; Vale Mill; rateable value £32.
  2. Owned and occupied by Thomas West; mill and power; Vale; rateable value £137.10s.0d.
  3. Occupied by Frank Horsfall; (house 24 Garden Street), owner Thomas West; shuttle shop; Vale; rateable value £6.5s.0d.
  4. Occupied by Redman Bros; owner Thomas West; clothing manufactory; Vale; rateable value £45.
  5. Occupied by Eliza Heyworth; (house Stansfield Road); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £32.
  6. Occupied by William Widdup; (house Calder Street); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £8.
  7. Occupied by James Law (house 2 Stones Terrace Walsden) & Gregson (house 3 White Platts St.); owner Thomas West; reed shop; Vale; rateable value £2.
  8. Occupied by Thomas Stansfield; (house 60 Wellington Road); owner Thomas West; pickershop; Vale; rateable value £27.15s.0d.
  9. Occupier Barker Clegg; owner Thomas West; slipper manufactory; Vale Mill; rateable value £15.10s.0d.
  10. Occupier Fred Barker (house 2 Store Street); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £8.15s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1890-94

  1. Occupied by Marmaduke Mallinson; owned by Thomas West; joiners shop; Vale Mill; rateable value £32.
  2. Owned and occupied by Thomas West; mill and power; Vale; rateable value £137.10s.0d.
  3. Occupied by Frank Horsfall; (house 24 Garden Street), owner Thomas West; shuttle shop; Vale; rateable value £6.5s.0d.
  4. Occupied by Redman Bros; owner Thomas West; clothing manufactory; Vale; rateable value £45.
  5. Occupied by Eliza Heyworth; (house Stansfield Road); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £32.
  6. Occupied by William Widdup; (house Calder Street); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £8. 1890 – dead; 1894 – empty.
  7. Occupied by James Law (house 2 Stones Terrace Walsden) & Gregson (house 3 White Platts St.); owner Thomas West; reed shop; Vale; rateable value £2.
  8. Occupied by Thomas Stansfield; (house 60 Wellington Road); owner Thomas West; pickershop; Vale; rateable value £27.15s.0d.
  9. Occupier Barker Clegg; owner Thomas West; slipper manufactory; Vale Mill; rateable value £15.10s.0d.
  10. Occupier Fred Barker (house 2 Store Street); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £8.15s.0d.
  11. Occupied by Robert Oldfield (house 3 Durn) & William Henry Mitchell (house 14 Crescent St.); owner Thomas West; loomshed; rateable value £7.15s.0d.

 

Stansfield Rates Book 1895-97

  1. Owned and occupied by Thomas West; mill and power; Vale; rateable value £137.10s.0d.
  2. Occupied by Frank Horsfall; (house 24 Garden Street), owner Thomas West; shuttle shop; Vale; rateable value £6.5s.0d.
  3. Occupied by Redman Bros; owner Thomas West; clothing manufactory; Vale; rateable value £45.
  4. Occupied by Eliza Heyworth; (house Stansfield Road); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £32.
  5. Occupied by James Law (house 2 Stones Terrace Walsden) & Gregson (house 3 White Platts St.); owner Thomas West; reed shop; Vale; rateable value £2.
  6. Occupied by Thomas Stansfield; (house 60 Wellington Road); owner Thomas West; pickershop; Vale; rateable value £27.15s.0d.
  7. Occupier Barker Clegg; owner Thomas West; slipper manufactory; Vale Mill; rateable value £15.10s.0d. (1897 rateable value £32.)
  8. Occupier Fred Barker (house 2 Store Street); owner Thomas West; loomshed; Vale; rateable value £8.15s.0d.
  9. Occupier Fred Barker (house 2 Store Street); owner Thomas West; warehouse etc; Vale; rateable value £4.5s.0d.
  10. Occupied by Robert Oldfield (house 3 Durn) & William Henry Mitchell (house 14 Crescent St.); owner Thomas West; loomshed; rateable value £7.15s.0d.
  11. Occupied by Oldfield & Mitchell; owner Thomas West; warehouse; Vale; rateable value £15.10s.0d.

William Clegg

shuttle maker

 

Slater 1855

William Clegg, shuttle maker, Vale Mills

Kelly 1861

William Clegg, shuttle manufacturer.

1861 census

William Clegg, 15 Peel Street, aged 53, cotton mill owner.

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 7th December 1861

Sale by auction. Powerloom shed situated in Stansfield, Todmorden. With engine etc. Now or late in the occupation of Messrs. Shepherd & Sutcliffe and others. 2270 square yards of land. 999 years lease from 5th May 1852 at £28.7s.6d ground rent. Shed new and can hold 400 looms. Engine 22hp. Particulars William Clegg, cotton manufacturer, Todmorden.

Halifax Courier 18th January 1862

William Clegg of Stansfield, mill owner, discharged from prison after having been adjudicated a bankrupt.

Halifax Guardian 22nd March 1862

William Clegg of Vale Mill, Stansfield, mill owner, bankrupt.

Halifax Guardian 29th March 1862

William Clegg attributed his bankruptcy principally to the erection of a mill that cost about £6,000 and was sold recently for £2,600.


James & Henry Shepherd, and William Sutcliffe

cotton manufacturers

 

Slater 1855

Shepherds & Sutcliffe (calicoes) Vale Mills

 

Todmorden Post Office Directory 1861

Shepherd and Sutcliffe – cotton manufacturers – Vale Mill

Sutcliffe, William – cotton manufacturer – Vale Mill

1861 census

Henry Shepherd, London Road, aged 44, manufacturer of cotton.

James Shepherd, 10 Albert Terrace, aged 36, cotton manufacturer employing 70 hands.

William Sutcliffe, 4 Victoria Terrace, aged 48, cotton spinner and manufacturer.

Kelly 1861

Shepherd & Sutcliffe, cotton manufacturers.

William Sutcliffe, cotton manufacturer

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Almanac 18th December 1861

Shepherd & Sutcliffe purchased Clegg’s factory at Tipside for £2,600.

White 1866

Shepherd & Sutcliffe, Henry Shepherd – house Cobden, James Shepherd – house 40 Wellington Road, cotton spinners & manufacturers.

Rivers Pollution Commission 1869

Shepherd & Sutcliffe. Employ 300 hands. Rateable value £400. Water obtained from the river. Manufacture yearly 450 tons of goods, value £55,000. Steam power nominal 80hp. Use 1,500 tons of coal yearly.

Todmorden West Riding Directory 1871

Shepherd and Sutcliffe – cotton manufacturers – Vale Mills

Census 1871

James Shepherd, Vale Cottage Wellington Road, aged 45, cotton manufacturer.

Henry Shepherd, White Platts Street, aged 54, cotton manufacturer.

William Sutcliffe, White Platts Street, aged 48, cotton manufacturer.

Slater 1875

Shepherd & Sutcliffe, cotton spinners & manufacturers.

13 November 1875

Death of Mr. William Sutcliffe of Rose Bank Todmorden (of the firm of Messrs Shepherd and Sutcliffe, Vale Mill) He had been a superintendent of BRIDGE STREET SUNDAY SCHOOL 20 years, and one of the oldest Trustees of the chapel.

3 Nov 1876

Alarming and destructive Fire occurred about 5-40pm at Messrs Shepherd & Sutcliffe’s mill fronting Stansfield Road. Damage about £8000. Fall of the wall after the fire, December 8th. One person in the mill had a narrow escape. Fielden’s fire engine attended.

White 1877

Shepherd and Sutcliffe – cotton manufacturers – Vale Mills.

Halifax Guardian 20th July 1878

Petition for liquidation by James Shepherd and Henry Shepherd of Vale Mill, Todmorden, cotton spinners and manufacturers trading as Shepherd & Sutcliffe. Liabilities estimated at £19,000.

Halifax Guardian 10th August 1878

Meeting of creditors of James and Henry Shepherd trading as Shepherd & Sutcliffe, Vale Mill, Todmorden. Liabilities to unsecured creditors £12,604. 1s.11d. Assets £6291.12s.10d. Composition of 7/6d in the pound accepted.

Halifax Guardian 5th October 1878

Accident to boy at Vale Mill, Shepherd & Sutcliffe.

The Leeds Mercury, Friday 1st November 1878

Todmorden trade depressed. Messrs Shepherd & Sutcliffe, Vale Mill, nearly 600 looms running full time but 9,000 spindles not used since fire 2 years ago.

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 1st August 1879

Vale Mill, Shepherd, 3,500 spindles, 580 looms, half looms running full time, spindles and rest of looms idle.

Halifax Courier 1st November 1879

Shepherd & Sutcliffe, Vale Mill, work ceased.

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 30th January 1880

Vale Mill, Stansfield, late in occupation of J. & H. Shepherd, for sale. 515 powerlooms etc.

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 6th February 1880

To let. Room and turning for 700 looms at Vale Mill, Stansfield Road. Apply James Shepherd, Vale House, Todmorden.

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 30th April 1880

To let, room and turning for 400 looms at Vale Mill, Stansfield Road. Apply James Shepherd, Vale House, Todmorden.

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 14th May to 19th November 1880

To let, room and turning for 200 looms at Vale Mill, Stansfield Road. Apply James Shepherd, Vale House, Todmorden.

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 24th December 1880

Flood at Vale Mill, Stansfield Road.

Halifax Courier 26th March 1881

James Shepherd, owner of Vale Mill, summonsed for non-payment of Poor Rate. Pleaded that only half his premises were occupied, and also held that his undertenants should pay.

Halifax Courier 13th June 1885

James Shepherd, formerly cotton manufacturer at Vale Mill, Todmorden, also for some time a member of Todmorden Board of Guardians and the Local Board, was jailed for non-payment of rates on a warrant issued in 1883.


Thomas West

cotton manufacturer

 

see CANTEEN MILL for many other details of Thomas West

Halifax Courier 2nd June 1883

Thomas West of Lydgate removing looms from CANTEEN to Stansfield Road.

Slater 1887

Thomas West, manufacturer of cotton goods.

Todmorden Advertiser 27th May 1887

To let, room and power for a few hundred looms in lots to suit tenants, on lease or otherwise. Thomas West, Vale Mill, Todmorden.

Manchester Examiner 22nd July 1887

Thomas West, 164 looms running full time.

Todmorden Advertiser 21st March 1890

Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, stopped due to strike in coal trade.

Worral 1891

Thomas West, Vale Mill, 164 looms, drills, twills, domestics etc.

Kelly 1893

Thomas West, Vale Mill Stansfield Road, cotton manufacturer.

Kelly 1895

Thomas West, 266 looms, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road

Kelly 1897

Thomas West, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, cotton manufacturer.

Kelly 1898-1907

Thomas West, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, cotton manufacturer.

Kelly 1908

Thomas West, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, cotton manufacturer

Todmorden News 14th September 1900

After a somewhat lengthy illness, Councillor Thos. West, cotton manufacturer, 42 Stansfield Road, Todmorden, breathed his last early on Saturday morning, the first public intimation of his death being the hoisting of flags half-mast at the Town Hall and the Liberal Club. He had not been in good health for about three years, since an accident set up blood poisoning in his finger: for many months back he suffered from nervous debility which ultimately affected his heart. Dr. Thorn, his medical attendant, advised a visit to Colwyn Bay, and after a six weeks stay Councillor West returned home a fortnight ago, unfortunately the improvement sought for was not attained. N the contrary, Councillor West had become worse, and the end came as stated above.

               

Deceased, who was 56 years of age, was the son of Mr. Martin West. After being brought up as a weaver, he and his father entered the cotton manufacturing business at Canteen shed, Lydgate, nearly 30 years ago. Mr. Martin West ultimately withdrew from the concern, which was carried on by Mr. Thos. West until about the year 1883, when he obtained possession of Vale Mills, Stansfield Road, sub-letting such portions as he did not require for his own purposes. He has carried on a successful business there ever since...


Andrew Pilling

cotton manufacturer

 

Slater 1855

Andrew Pilling & Sons (calicoes) Vale Mills


William Barker

cotton manufacturer

 

Todmorden Post Office Directory 1861

Barker, William – cotton manufacturer – Vale Mill

Kelly 1861

William Barker, cotton manufacturer


Uriah Brook

cotton manufacturer

 

Todmorden Post Office Directory 1861

Brook, Uriah – cotton manufacturer – Vale Mill

1861 census

Uriah Brook, Honeyhole, aged 51, cotton manufacturer

Kelly 1861

Uriah Brook, cotton manufacturer.


William Fielden

cotton manufacturer

 

Slater 1855

William Fielden (calicoes) Vale Mills

 

Todmorden Post Office Directory 1861

Fielden, William – cotton manufacturer – Vale Mill

Kelly 1861

William Fielden, cotton manufacturer.


Samuel Law

cotton manufacturer

 

Todmorden Post Office Directory 1861

Law, Samuel – cotton manufacturer – Vale Mill

Kelly 1861

Samuel Law, cotton manufacturer.


John Sunderland

cotton manufacturer

 

Todmorden Post Office Directory 1861

Sunderland, John – cotton manufacturer – Vale Mill

1861 census

John Sunderland, 9 Albert Terrace, aged 47, cotton manufacturer employing 13 hands.

Kelly 1861

John Sunderland, cotton manufacturer.


John Uttley

cotton manufacturer

 

Slater 1855

John Uttley (calicoes) Vale Mills

 

Todmorden Post Office Directory 1861

Uttley, John – cotton manufacturer – Vale Mill

Kelly 1861

John Uttley, cotton manufacturer


James Gibson

cotton manufacturer

 

Slater 1855

James Gibson (Ginghams) Vale Mills

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser January 1857

James Gibson of Vale Mill treated his work people at the WHISKET INN, Shade.

 

Fielden papers 8th April 1858

Letter from Fielden Bros. to James Gibson. You have not thought fit to take any notice of our letter of the 15th. In which we requested payment of our account for warps. Unless the amount is paid by Saturday night we shall instruct our solicitor to take the necessary steps for recovering the same.


George or Joseph Stansfield

cotton manufacturer

 

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Advertiser 19th November 1859

Treat to weavers. On Saturday evening last, the hands in the employ of Mr. George Stansfield of Vale Mill were treated to supper at the Bay Horse. Mr. Stansfield was called upon to preside when the dancing commenced … and was now among the now almost daily example of masters and work people becoming more to understand the fact that the interest of masters and workmen are so linked together as to call for unity of purpose and effect to ensure stability and success.

 

Halifax Guardian 25th April 1863

County Court

On Saturday, a court was held before C. Temple, Esq., Judge. The following cases were tried:

Stansfield v. Farrar and Hargreaves - Plaintiff was Mr. Joseph Stansfield, Vale Mill and the defendants Messrs. Farrar and Hargreaves of Crescent Mill. The action was for the balance owing on the sale of eight warps, the price of which was 1s.9d per pound, and the total amount was £57.2s.9d. They were sold on the 10th September and £30 was paid on account in October. Some deduction had to be made for short weight, which left a balance owing of £5.9s.7d halfpenny. The defence was that the warps were represented to be good ones, that they were not so, but actually incapable of being woven; that the plaintiff knew they were not good, having actually tried to wind one on, when, according to his own admission, it would try whether they were good or not. His honour gave a verdict for the plaintiff for the full amount sought.


Moses Heyworth

cotton spinner & manufacturer

 

Census 1871

Moses Heyworth, Castleton (Rochdale), aged 29, partner in cotton mill employing 12 persons.

Slater 1875

Moses Heyworth, cotton spinner and manufacturer


Marmaduke Mallinson

joiner & builder

 

Todmorden Post Office Directory 1861

Mallinson and Heyworth – carpenters – Vale Mill

1861 census

John Mallinson, Causeywood (Langfield) aged 53, joiner and builder. Sons George (20) and James (18) in household, also joiners.

Marmaduke Mallinson, Oldroyd (Langfield), aged 27, joiner.

Kelly 1871

Mallinson & Sons, carpenters etc.

Todmorden West Riding Directory 1871

Mallinson and Sons – carpenters – Vale Mill

Census 1871

Marmaduke Mallinson, Oldroyd (Langfield), aged 38, joiner.

John Mallinson, Stansfield Road, aged 63, master joiner

Thomas Mallinson, Stansfield Road, aged 22, joiner (son of above John).

Halifax Guardian 8th February 1879

Joiners employed by Mr. M. Mallinson at Vale Mill, Todmorden, on strike.

Census 1881

Marmaduke Mallinson, 22 White Platts, aged 47, master joiner & builder.

1891 census

Marmaduke Mallinson, 15 Stansfield Road, joiner


Timothy and Eliza Heyworth

cotton manufacturers

 

Census 1881

Timothy Heyworth, 24 White Platts, aged 49, cotton manufacturer (wife Eliza)

Worral 1891

Eliza Heyworth, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, 50 looms, twills, sheetings.

1891 census

Eliza Heyworth, widow, 19 Stansfield Road, aged 50, cotton manufacturer.

Kelly 1893

Eliza Heyworth (Mrs.), Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, cotton weaver.

Kelly 1895

Eliza Heyworth, 50 looms, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road.

Kelly 1897

Eliza Heyworth (Mrs.), Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, cotton weaver.

Kelly 1898-1907

Eliza Heyworth (Mrs.), Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, cotton weaver

1901 census

Eliza Heyworth, widow, 21 Stansfield Road, aged 59, cotton manufacturer.

John H. Heyworth (son of Eliza) aged 34, cotton mill manager.

Kelly 1908

Eliza Heyworth (Mrs.), Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, cotton weaver


Thomas Hargreaves &  James Edward Mitchell

cotton manufacturers

 

Halifax Courier 12th November 1881

Partnership dissolved between Thomas Hargreaves and James Edward Mitchell trading as Hargreaves and Mitchell at Vale Mill, Todmorden, cotton manufacturers. Thomas Hargreaves retires.


Abraham Farrar

cotton manufacturer

 

1881 census

Abraham Farrar, 5 East Street, aged 26, cotton manufacturer employing 23 hands.

Halifax Courier 1st July 1882

Partnership dissolved, S. and A. Farrar, Todmorden, cotton manufacturers.

Halifax Courier 11th November 1882

Petition for liquidation, Abraham Farrar, cotton manufacturer, Stansfield Mill Todmorden (another report in the same paper says Vale Mill). Liabilities estimated at £1060.

Halifax Courier 25th November 1882

Creditors meeting. Abraham Farrar, cotton manufacturer, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, Todmorden. Liabilities £1066.1s.3d. Assets £206.15s.6d. Offer of 3 shillings in the pound refused. Resolved to bankrupt.


Thomas Jessop

reed maker

 

Halifax Courier 19th August 1882

Petition for liquidation, Thomas Jessop, reed maker, Vale Mill Stansfield Road Todmorden. Liabilities estimated £200.

Halifax Courier 2nd September 1882

Creditors meeting, Thomas Jessop; liabilities £200, assets £42. 1 shilling in the pound accepted.


Frank Horsfall

shuttle manufacturer

 

Todmorden Advertiser 5th September 1884

Wanted – apprentice to shuttle making. Apply Frank Horsfall, Vale Mill Shuttle Works, Stansfield Road, Todmorden.

Kelly 1893

Frank Horsfall, shuttle maker.

 

Kelly 1895

Frank Horsfall, shuttle makers, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road.

 


William Widdup

fustian manufacturer

 

Slater 1887

William Widdup, fustian manufacturer.

Worral 1891

William Widdup, Vale Mill, 12 looms, fustians

Kelly 1893

William Widdup, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, fustian manufacturer.

Kelly 1897

William Widdup, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, fustian manufacturer.

 


Redman Bros.

clothing manufacturers

 

Todmorden Advertiser 19th December 1884

Redman Bros of Hebden Bridge about to start clothing works at Vale Mill.

Slater 1887

Redman Bros. (also Hebden Bridge), clothing manufacturers.

 

Yorks Factory Times 5th July 1889

Treat to Hands – The hands in the employ of Messrs. Redman Bros., Vale Mills, Todmorden had an outing on Thursday week to Blackstone Edge and round by Ripponden. There were about 100 in the company.

 

Industries of Yorkshire 1890

Redman Bros. (Vale Mill Todmorden and Banksfield Mytholmroyd, offices at Hebden Bridge, mills and warehouse Salem Mill Hebden Bridge), manufacturers of clothing and slipper makers.

Kelly 1893

Redman Bros. (Vale Mill, Stansfield Road) clothing manufacturers.

Kelly 1897

Redman Bros. (Vale Mill, Stansfield Road) clothing manufacturers.

Kelly 1908

J. & R. Redman Ltd. Vale Mill Stansfield Road, clothing manufacturers.

Todmorden 75th Anniversary Booklet 1971

Redman Bros. Vale Mill Stansfield Road, Todmorden and Foster Mill Hebden Bridge, established in Todmorden 1887. The oldest existing clothing manufacturers in town. Established at Hebden Bridge in the 1870’s, opened a Todmorden branch in 1888 renting part of Thomas West’s cotton mill at Vale Mill, Stansfield Road, West providing power for sewing, whisking and cutting. In 1901 they became part of the English Fustian Manufacturing Co.


Robert Oldfield, William Henry Mitchell and Elias Barker

cotton manufacturers

 

Worral 1891

Oldfield, Mitchell & Barker, Vale Mill, 120 looms, wigans etc.

1891 census

Robert Oldfield, 3 Durn, aged 40, cotton manufacturer.

Kelly 1895

Oldfield & Mitchell, 120 looms, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road.

Kelly 1897

Mitchell & Barker, cotton weavers.

Kelly 1898-1907

Mitchell & Barker, cotton weavers.

1901 census

William Henry Mitchell, 1 William Street, aged 40, cotton manufacturer.

Elias Barker, 21 Wellington Road, aged 38, cotton manufacturer.

Kelly 1908

Mitchell & Barker, cotton weavers.

 


James Law and Abraham Gregson

heald and reed manufacturers

 

James Law (1846-1909)

 

1891 census

James Law, 2 Pellon Street Walsden, aged 44, reed manufacturer.

Abraham Gregson, 3 White Platts, aged 38, reed manufacturer

Kelly 1893

Law & Gregson, heald and reed manufacturers.

Kelly 1895

Law & Gregson, reed and heald makers, new and second hand, Vale Mill, Stansfield Road.

Kelly 1897

Law & Gregson, heald and reed manufacturers.

Kelly 1898-1907

Law & Gregson, heald and reed manufacturers.

1901 census

James Law, 308 Rochdale Road Walsden, aged 52, wire reed manufacturer.

Abraham Gregson, 38 Joshua Street, aged 48, reed maker.

Coronation Souvenir 1902

Law & Gregson, manufacturers of reeds, healds etc. Vale Mill, Todmorden.

Kelly 1908

Law & Gregson, heald and reed manufacturers

 


Thomas Stansfield

picker manufacturer

 

Kelly 1895

Thomas Stansfield, picker manufacturer and general mill furniture, Vale Mills, Stansfield Road

Coronation Souvenir 1902

Thomas Stansfield, buffalo and leather pickers, Vale Mill Pickerworks, Stansfield Road, Todmorden. Also T. Stansfield & Co. Railway Side Pickerworks, Stansfield Road, Todmorden.


Barker Clegg

slipper manufacturer

 

Kelly 1893

Barker Clegg, felt slipper manufacturer.

Kelly 1897

Barker Clegg, felt slipper manufacturer.


Fred Barker

cotton manufacturer

 

Worral 1891

Fred Barker, Vale Mill, 40 looms, wigans etc.

Kelly 1893

Fred Barker, cotton manufacturer

Kelly 1895

Fred Barker,cotton manufacturer, 48 looms, Vale Mill

Kelly 1897

Fred Barker, cotton manufacturer.


James Crowther

 

Kelly 1897

James Crowther, temple manufacturer.


 

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