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 »

October 2019 Open Morning

If you weren’t able to join us over the 3 days of Heritage Open Days or you didn’t have enough time to see what we have here in the Archive.  Why not come along on Wednesday 2nd October between 10am and midday free of charge and discover more about Sunny Bank Mills.

All set up for our last day of Heritage Open Days

All set up and ready for our last day of Heritage Open Days.  We have been busy  so far with tours around the Mill looking into spaces rarely open to the public.  Here in the Archive we have new displays to do with research into the Second World War, a fantastic oral history display with… Read more »

Heritage Open Days 13th, 14th, and 15th September

The whole site is open to explore over the Heritage Open Days 10am to 4pm. Free Tours Friday 13th Sept  Tours 1100, 1200 and 1400 Saturday 14th Sept Tours 1100,1200,1300,1400 & 1500 Sunday 15th Sept Tours 1100,1200,1300,1400 & 1500 Additional events over the Heritage Open Days: In the Archive recent research into WWII and new displays In the… Read more »




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