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Atlas Mills

The Mills 1920s

Once the largest Spinning units in the world

The top left hand two mills off Bentick St still survive, the centre section is now Morrisons supermarket, some small outer section buildings near Musgrave St also survived.

Updated December 23, 2016 3:54 PM

Timeline

1864 Mill No1 built.

1865 Mill No5 built.

1866 Mill No8 (Shipton Mill) built.

1867 Mill No2 built.

1870 Mill No3 built.

1880 Mill No4 (Marsh Fold) built.

1884 John Musgrave and Sons (Mills 1-5.

1887 Mills No6 and No7 Built.

1900 Musgrave Spinning Co Ltd (Mills1-7).

1925 Mill No8 Occupied by Wolfenden and Son Ltd.

1930 Mill No8 Engineering Works.

1950 Jan 31st
THE difficulties which Lancashire is facing were stressed by the Mayor of Bolton (Ald T. Glaister) when speaking at the opening of a textile exhibition in the Atlas Mill canteen of the Musgrave Spinning Co. today. With first-hand knowledge, for he is himself in the finishing section of the industry, he issued a warning that there is a possibility of a slump. He reported that about two months ago he was doing 200,000 yards of cloth for the West African market. Today he was not doing a yard, due to Japanese competition. He said the Japanese were cutting the trade in Manchester by 20 per cent in price.

1960 Mill No8 Closes.

1963 Mill No5 Closes.

1964 Mill No6 Closes.

1965 Mills 1, 3 and 7 Close.

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