Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,676 pages of information and 235,204 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Briar Mill

From Graces Guide

Briar Mill Ltd. of Briar Mill, Beal Lane, Shaw, Oldham.

1906 Built the Briar Mill. 'Another serious accident Saturday afternoon at the Briar Mill, Shaw, now in course of erection'[1]

1916 'Mr. W. K. Slater. M. Sc.. son of Mr. James Slater, manager of the Briar Mill, Shaw, has been appointed junior assistant lecturer in chemistry at Manchester University.'[2]

1920 Reformed as Briar Mill (1920)

1949 Fire at Briar Mill, Shaw.[3]

1953 'The Lancashire Cotton Corporation, the world's biggest spinning combine, have bought the Briar Mill. Shaw, Lancs, which contains more than 120,000 spindles.'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Cotton Factory Times - Friday 27 July 1906
  2. Rochdale Times - Saturday 29 April 1916
  3. Manchester Evening News - Thursday 24 March 1949
  4. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 26 November 1953