epw047487 ENGLAND (1935). Royds Street South, the Tottington Branch Railway Line and environs, Tottington, 1935

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Title [EPW047487] Royds Street South, the Tottington Branch Railway Line and environs, Tottington, 1935
Reference EPW047487
Date May-1935
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Place name TOTTINGTON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 377898, 413015
Longitude / Latitude -2.3341217378686, 53.612982377711
National Grid Reference SD779130

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Kirklees Rayon Company.

Triggy
Wednesday 5th of March 2014 10:33:51 PM
In 1884, a French chemist, Hilaire de Charbonnet, Comte de Chardonnay, moved to the area to work on a cellulose-based fabric that became known as "Chardonnay silk". A forerunner of rayon it was an attractive cloth, but like celluloid it was very flammable. Following numerous accidents, it was discontinued. Late 19th/early 20th Century it reverted to the role of traditional Lancashire textile mill. In 1925 the Kirklees Rayon Company began producing viscose continuous filament yarn in the mill. This continued until 1955 when viscose production ceased. Courtaulds took over the Mill in 1962 and converted it into a dye-house, This work continued until 1980.

The area is now a housing estate.

Triggy
Wednesday 5th of March 2014 11:02:51 PM
Old Tottington Police Station... now a pre-school nursery

mrlawrence
Thursday 21st of November 2013 09:34:28 PM