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1891 Directory (Newchurch): Listed as Woollen manufacturers and dyers and printers. More details
1904 The company of Mitchells, Ashworth, Stansfield and Co was registered on 26 October, and is the result of the amalgamation of the businesses of Mitchell Brothers of Waterfoot, manufacturers, dyers and printers of felt and tapestry goods, and other kindred firms and a joint stock company.