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Caption for Whitworth, Facit 1951: This view looks north from above the Memorial Park, with the huge Facit New Mill on the right. Built of Accrington brick, it replaced a mill demolished in 1904. Facit New Mill was a cotton mill employing 700 people in its heyday – it closed in the mid 1960s. To the left of Market Street, Thomas Houghton`s cotton waste mill has the smaller Spodden Mill to its right- hand side.

Memories of Whitworth

I was christenedin St John's Church. My parents were marries there, as were my two uncles. I was born at 8 Meadow Cottages and my life-long friend Mavis Ellis (nee Lock) was born next door but one to me. I lived with my grandma and grandad, Hannah and Walter Ufton. At some time in the 1920s my great-grandmother (...Read full memory)

I learned to bell ring with Brian Heginbottom in the 50s. After many years of the bells not ringing we were able to repair the the bell room and the bells and rang for the millennium, they are now rang every Sunday, they have a practice night every Tuesday, anyone interested should contact Myles Hargreaves at the church.

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