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Little Bolton Bleachworks

Photo my album 2008

Situated on Slater Lane (named after Bleachworks owner) and off Waterloo St beside the River Tonge and across from where Dart Mill was.

Updated February 12, 2015 4:51 PM

Timeline

1836 James and John Slater.

1843 John Slater and Co.

1884 Slater and Co.

1925 Slater and Co Ltd.

1951 Slater and Co Ltd + Wardle Mercerising Co Ltd.

1984 Closed.

1985 Owned by Vantona Group (Vacant).

2008

Feb 2015

Hi there

I just wanted to say thank you for having put together a fascinating site which also helped me with my research.

I have a Victorian wax doll which dates from 1860 - 70, and upon undressing it found a rubber stamp mark for S and Co Little Bolton Bleach Works on its cotton body. It provided some really interesting reading-up on the cotton mill industry and how this related to the golden era of English poured wax doll manufacture of the period centred in London, which used the cotton for the cloth bodies. Where the cloth came from is largely undocumented, so to actually pinpoint a supplier in the chain is wonderful.

To be able to see the photo of the actual Slater and Co building on your website was amazing and I wonder if I may have your kind permission to include your photo in my article/doll book? Do you happen to know if the building is still vacant now, having been declared empty in 2008?

Thank you one again

Claire

My Reply

Hi Claire

I just happened upon your email when I was updating my server, apparently I didn't receive it in the usual way in my inbox (I don’t know why as yet).

I have not been down Slater St since I took the photo in 2008, but I think the building still exists, I’m sending you a larger version of my photo for your research and updating the one that is currently on the website with a larger version also.

You have my permission to use the photo in any way you wish.

I hope this helps you in your research, If I can help in any other way please do not hesitate to ask

Regards
David
St Marks Researcher, Designer, Author, Webmaster and Genealogist

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