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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 »

June 2019 Open Morning in the Archive

Inspired by cloth and textiles or just curious to see what is in our Archive collection?  Why not come and take a look at our free open morning on Wednesday 5th June between 10 am and Midday.

New discoveries for the Archive

In another area of Sunny Bank Mills these bobbins have been found a new discovery for our Archive collection.  These are called Name list bobbins and are the threads of polyester and cotton used to name the fabrics on the salvedge edge. The salvedge edge is the tightly woven edge of a fabric. It prevents the side… Read more »

Archive Open Morning May 2019

Why not come and explore our amazing collection here at Sunny Bank Mills free of charge on Wednesday May 1st from 10am till midday.

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 »

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