Posts Categorized: History

Judith’s Cauldron!

Double, double, toil and trouble! In preparation of the regeneration project here at the mill, director William and his son Jack went around in search of artefacts to be saved. In one of the dams, down beneath one of the buildings that is to be regenerated, they found something very intriguing: a cauldron, old and… Read more »

Trip to Cliffe Castle

Faceless images of previous inhabitants draw in the gaze of visitors at Cliffe Castle in Keighley. The large stained-glass window in which they feature is placed in the golden entrance hall, shedding light over the staircase and into the building. It was first created in the late 19th century, when the Butterfield family called the… Read more »

Open Morning July 2019

Interested in heritage and textiles?  Why not pop down to the Archive for our open morning on Wednesday 3rd July between 10 am and midday, free of charge.

Volunteers hard at work in the Archive

Even on really hot and sunny days the wonderful gang of volunteers here at Sunny Bank Mills Archive are hard at work.  Cleaning and helping to preserving the collection and researching as they go. The selvedge reels discovered the other week are being painstakingly cleaned revealing much more of there former glory. The Guard books… Read more »