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 »
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Why not pop along and find out more about textile production through the fascinating objects here at Sunny Bank Mills Archive open 10am till midday Wednesday 6th March, free of charge.
Why not come along to the Archive Open Morning 10am till midday and get inspired by our wonderful textile collection, Wednesday 6th February 2019. Free to all.
Extracts by June Pearce a Mender and Burler at Sunny Bank Mills (between 1949-1959) Effie Horn was the mending teacher and was an accomplished organist. She lived with her aged mother up Priesthorpe Road and played the organ in the Baptist church. A fine building with a lovely garden, long since demolished and replaced with… Read more »
Jane Morland, Boff Whalley and Phil Moody along with voices from the Commoners Choir reimagine what life was like for the people of Farsley during the First World War through a short
performance using song and storytelling.