In the 1960s Sunny Bank Mill began using chemical dyes to dye its wool on site, a practice which continued until the Mill closed and then the tools and records of the dyeing department were placed in the archive. Dyeing was a complex process that relied on incredibly exact measurements. There are 5,000 dye recipe… Read more »
We had a busy few weeks at the end of 2019 with school workshops. Springbank Primary, Farsley Year 5 came for workshops to explore life in Farsley during World War One and the different industries that were involved in the war effort. They learned about the khaki cloth production here at Sunny Bank Mills and… Read more »
If your New Year’s resolution is to do something different this year, why not come along to the Archive here at Sunny Bank Mills. The Archive Open Morning will be on Wednesday 8th January 2020 10 am till Midday all are welcome, free of charge.
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.
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 »
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