Snippets from the Mill by June Pearce Mender and Burler, Sunny Bank Mills

Extracts by June Pearce a Mender and Burler at Sunny Bank Mills (between 1949-1959) Effie Horn was the mending teacher and was an accomplished organist.  She lived with her aged mother up Priesthorpe Road and played the organ in the Baptist church.  A fine building with a lovely garden, long since demolished and replaced with… Read more »

Warp and War:

Jane Morland, Boff Whalley and Phil Moody along with voices from the Commoners Choir reimagine what life was like for the people of Farsley during the First World War through a short
performance using song and storytelling.

Merry Christmas from the Archive and Open Morning January 2019

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas from the Archive and to say a big thank you to our wonderful volunteers.  They have worked incredibly hard over the year helping research and preserve the collection but also helping at events like Heritage Open Days and with school workshops.  I couldn’t do it without them. We are… Read more »

Open Morning December 2018

Why not come along to the Archive Open Morning 10am till midday and get inspired by our wonderful textile collection, Wednesday 5th December 2018.  Free to all.

Threads of War

Threads of War opening exhibition was a great afternoon of discovery through song, poem and making.  Thank you to all the volunteers for all their hard work on the day and for all their research and help through this Heritage Lottery Funded project.  We hope the hundred people that came on Saturday enjoyed the experience and learned a little… Read more »




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