Bishopton Flax Mill on fire

Image ID: 00442

Bishopton Flax Mill on fire

Date: 1915

Bishopton Hemp and Tow Spinning Mill was built in 1792, but was completely destroyed by a fire which started on 26th May 1915. A total of 60 people (mostly women and girls) lost their jobs as a result. However, the Manager's house and stables were saved. Troops, comprised of the 16th and 18th West Yorkshire Regiments, known as the 'Bradford Pals' were in the camp on Red Bank, located just above the mill, hence their presence at the scene. Beyond and to the right can be seen the covered rope walk.

Courtesy of Unknown

Category: Industries, Military, Armed Forces, Industry

Organisation Reference: A1812

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