Aireborough Historical Society

Nunroyd Mill Workers Pre1914

Nunroyd Mill Workers

Title
Nunroyd Mill Workers
Date Pre1914
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
N42
Comment
A group of workmen employed as loom tuners by the Peate Brothers at Nunroyd Mill. John Hargreaves is standing on the left, he later became a manager at Springhead Mill, he was a member of the Wesleyan Methodists.
At the right end of the row is Arthur Waite, with a man called Baldwin on his left.
To the left of the front row is ? Crowther, the large man in the centre is foreman John Clayton.
Waring Brown is on the right.
 

Goose57
Goose57
John Hargreaves was a relative of mine. His father was Edmund Hargreaves who had a very skilled job and was well respected at 'Billy Murgs' mill. The family lived at Worlds End in Yeadon. John was named after his ? grandfather John Lawson who had Coney Farm. The airport now covers part of that farm. Edmund is my G-G- Grandfather. The family were strongly Wesleyan Methodist and remained so for generations. My mother Kathleen Kitchen nee Smith worked for a time at Murgatroyds Mills and was told by some very old workers that she resembled her Great Grandfather. She never tired of telling the story!
27 July 2013
teleg
teleg
When I worked at Billy Murgs as a spinner the boss spinner was Fred Hargreaves who unfortuneateely was inside the mules when they ran up crushing his legs and I don't think he ever came back .
There was also a girl called Kathleen Smith in my wife Margaret's class at south view school and my son remembers David Kitchen in the infants
27 July 2013
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