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Old 28-01-10, 12:23   #11
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Butterworths "lolly mill" was where Boys have a unit factory now at the bottom of Bridleway the wifes uncle worked there, in its end it had a factory shop selling allsorts of clothing including shirts suits etc,Dont know why it was nicknamed lolly mill must have paid good money.
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Butterworths "lolly mill" was where Boys have a unit factory now at the bottom of Bridleway the wifes uncle worked there, in its end it had a factory shop selling allsorts of clothing including shirts suits etc,Dont know why it was nicknamed lolly mill must have paid good money.
Thanks for the exact location frankie.

So, that would be the area just right of centre, where the factory chimney is, in my Panoramic Photo from Seat Naze.
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Re: Cotton mills in waterfoot

I've got mixed up here, is it this one?
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/503912
and if so what is the mill called at the junction of Booth Road and Burnley Road East?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossend...ey/3350113856/
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Wadey, think the one at junction of Booth Rd is Bridge End Mill.
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Thanks everyone for the info on Lolly Mill am i to understand that the proper name for it would be Dale Mill .Does any one know who owned it in aprox 1960 or anyone who worked there then.
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Will check out the owners around 1960 in one of my directories though I would imagine that it was Butterworths,
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Yes, the 1962 Skinners Cotton Trade directory shows that it was John Butterworth and Son, reconstituted in 1934, and the directors were JR Butterworth and JH Butterworth., 11000 mule spindles and 400 looms.

They produced cotton blankets, condenser flanelettes and sheeting.
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John Butterworths closed in August 1998
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Re: Cotton mills in waterfoot

A few of my friends worked at Lolly when i was at Hirsts in the 70's and 80's.
I've been living here for 22 years but i still think it's a shame how many of the old mills have closed down, there aren't many factory chimney's left in the valley anymore.

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Dale Mill was originally called Edgeside Holme Mill and changed it's name in the late 1880's when the Dale Mills Co.Ltd took over from the Munn's who were the original owners. John Butterworth took over about 1910.

This poem by the Lancashire dialect poet Anrdrew Houston, who was known as the Rossendale Bard, was published about 1911.

THE GIRLS OF LOLLY MILL.

Let cities grand their lasses toast,
Noa deawt they're sweet an' fair,
Let ev'ry teawn an' hamlet boast,
Its virgins pure an' rare;
The nymphs o' Nice an' ancient Greece
May cause a passing thrill,
But though they're fair, they can't compare
Wi' th' girls o' Lolly Mill.

A long time sin, when aw wur young,
Aw courted lasses theer;
Aw used to buy 'em sugar plums,
An' cakes an' ginger beer;
An' oft when th' sun, its course nigh run,
Stole reawnd owd Cribden hill,
Mi mates an' me held monny a spree,
Wi' th' girls o' Lolly Mill.

Owd Rossendale, within its pale,
Boasts monny a maiden true,
Wi' heart as leal as tempered steel,
An' een of gentian blue;
But what aw feel aw can't conceal,
Mi heart turns fondly still,
To ,th' heawrs aw've spent in merriment,
Wi' th' girls o' Lolly Mill.

An' oft an' oft in pleasane dreams,
A sweet form comes to me,
An' bids me strive for that fair home,
Beyond the tideless sea;
An' when aw dee, oh, may it be,
My gentle Father's will,
To let us meet, for hoo \vur one
0' th' girls o' Lolly Mill.

An' may each lass wed a nice lad,
An' may each lad be true,
An' may they never fratch or freawn,
Or e'er have cause to rue;
May ne'er a lass be short o " brass,"
For fur, or flounce, or frill,
An' this will e'er be th poet's prayer,
For th' girls o' Lolly Mill.
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