September 21, 2015 3:05 PM
1853 James and John Bayley
1882 Persian Mill destroyed by fire £70.000
1883 - 1884 Re-Built John Harwood and Son and heavily
fire-proofed they had concrete floors over eleven inches thick.
1884 John Bayley and Sons Ltd
1923 Persian Mills Ltd
1947 May 23rd Bolton's first contingent of European
volunteer workers (formerly known as displaced persons) has arrived,
and is settling down to work at John Harwood and Sons Persian Mill,
Bayley St. Two of the four women who have come are Lithuanians, and
two White Russians. They cannot speak English, but everything possible
is being done to help them overcome the language difficulty and to make
them feel welcome.
1950 Persian Mill Spinning Co and Bayley Mill Co
1961 Closed as a Cotton Mill
1985 Porter Lancastrian
2007 Now housing estate.