Albion Dyeworks 1996
|S81 + S82 + S83 & S84
Top: Charles Busfield and Co. Ltd. dyeworks, located between Church Lane and
Union Street off Towngate.
The business was begun in the 1800s by Charles
Busfield who built up an earlier dyeworks on the site.
He lived on Mount
Pleasant and kept hens as a hobby.
Upper Midle: Charles Busfield and Co. Ltd, yarn dyers and bleachers. The mill had it's
own artesian well to supply the copious amounts of water needed for the dyeing
process which was a huge advantage and enabled the company to be independent of
the local water supply
Lower Middle: Seen from Church Lane, this is the back of the dyeworks.
Bottom: Rear view of Albion Dyeworks, looking down Church Lane St Oswalds Church is
on the left.
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