Posts Categorized: Sunny Bank Mills Archive

Open Morning December 2019

Last chance to visit the Archive here at Sunny Bank Mills this year.  Why not come along; open 10am till Midday on 4th December, free of charge.  Get up close and personal to this fascinating textile collection.

Clay Pipes found behind the Archive

As the site changes through regeneration the soil is revealing some interesting finds behind the Archive.  These fragments of Victorian clay pipes were discovered in the wood at the top of the site.  Perhaps the site for mill workers to have a smoke in their break; some things never change. A few of the pipes… Read more »

November Open Morning in the Archive

If you are interested in textiles and heritage why not come along to our Open Morning on Wednesday 6th November between 10am till Midday, free of charge.  Be inspired and find out more about this fascinating collection and textile heritage.

New trail at Sunny Bank Mills

An exciting development at Sunny Bank Mills; a collaboration with Edwin Woodhouse &Co Ltd and Historic England has made it possible to create a trail around the Mill site. This fascinating trail will let you travel around the site learning about the buildings and the people who worked here.  You can pick up a trail… Read more »

The importance of the colour blind test

If you wanted to work in a textile mill you really couldn’t be colour blind especially if you wanted to work in the Dye Department.  Here a few of the test used to check for colour blind that we have in the collection and kindly loaned by the Society of Dyers and Colourists.  They are… Read more »