Aireborough Historical Society

Abraham Moon & Sons (2)

Abraham Moon's Netherfield Mill, Guiseley.
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Abraham Moon's 
Date 2006
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
FF105 + FF106 + FF107 + FF108 & FF108A
1: Part of the mill complex seen from Netherfield Road, this is Abraham Moons, the only remaining working textile mill in Aireborough.

2: View of Abraham Moon's Netherfield Mill, he began his business in 1837, the mill had it's own branch railway line spurring off from the new Guiseley line.
It is referred to as a fully vertical mill ie all processes, dyeing, carding. blending, spinning , weaving and finishing are all carried out on the premises, only the finest natural fibres are used such as wool, cashmere, silk, linen etc.

3: Entrance to Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd on Netherfield Road.
The business was founded in 1837 by Abraham Moon who was killed in an accident in 1877, his son Isaac took over the running of the mill.
A fire in 1902 left the mill a ruin, Isaac built the existing mill then he died in 1909. During the 1914 - 18 war  production at the mill was given over to military materials.
   Charles H Walsh who was mill manager, bought the company from the Moon family in 1920, he borrowed £33,000.
He had only just paid this debt off when he died in 1924, control passed to his son Frank, 30 years later his nephew Arthur took over the management.
He is still Chairman, the Managing Director is John Walsh, fourth generation of the family which took over from Moon's. (February 2013)

4: Mill complex seen from Netherfield Road.

5: A line drawing of the mill with the caption "Moon's Mill, the last working mill, near Guiseley station".


1947, A. Moons works trip to Blackpool, Marjorie & Ben Robertshaw are 3rd and 4th from the right, in the row nearest from the camera (seated backs to camera).

Information supplied by David Robertshaw (son).


1910: Part of Moon's transport fleet - a shire horse and carts. 


1937: Warping department of the mill on Netherfield Road.


February 2017: Moon's mill shop on Netherfield Road.

Photographer Andy Brown


John Popplewell
John Popplewell
The old wash house and toilets shared by no’s 1 to 4 Netherfield Terrace.
23 September 2019
Kathleen Maud  Thompson
Kathleen Maud Thompson
Charles Moon was my grandfather and William Murgatroyd of Yeadon woollen mill my great grandfather. My father William Murgatroyd Moon Horsforth
07 May 2021
Jackie Greef
Jackie Greef
My grandfather was william richard moon, has anyone got photos of him I would be so grateful.
26 September 2021
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