Posts Categorized: History

Leeds Station and Sunny Bank Mills Archive

Inspired by the textile heritage and industry of Leeds and the Archive at Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley;  two artists Mary Hooper and Elise Liversedge have created this art work which is wrapped around the pillars at Leeds Station. So next time you are passing through the station why not stop and have a look at… Read more »

Volunteer trip to the National Arts in Education Archive.

Just returned from a fascinating trip organised by the West Yorkshire Archive Service to the National Arts in Education Archive which is based at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  Really great to find out what they are up to and have a good look around the Archive and the interesting collections that they hold.    We… Read more »

The industry of Farsley

For many centuries the main industry of Farsley was textiles of which Sunny Bank Mills was very much a part of. In fact, at the start of the 20th Century there were 12 textile mills alone just in the Farsley district. The health reports and building surveys of the time build a picture of a village… Read more »