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
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
St Marks Researcher, Designer, Author, Webmaster and Genealogist