Thursday, 5 July 2012
Hyde Mill, Pattreioux, Gallahers or Senior Service , the many names it was known by, shown here during the nightshift, lights ablazing !
The blue sign could be seen from Werneth Low at Night !
Hyde Mill was designed by architect Sidney Scott, and was completed in 1906. The site had been acquired by Hyde Spinning Co Ltd from the trustees of C. J. Ashton. The Mill was four storeys in height, 47 bays in length and faced with bright red bricks with a water tower at its south western corner. When the mill was fully furnished with all the machinery it contained 116,532 mule spindles.
The Cotton mill closed in 1958 and was sold to J. A. Pattreioux, makers of Senior Service cigarettes. The Gallaher group purchased the building in 1959 and the mill continued as a cigarette factory for over 40 years. Gallahers closed in 1999 and production was moved to Northern Ireland.
The building was also the home of Findel Education, a supplier of educational products for a few years after the cigarette production ceased.
The building was sadly demolished in 2009/10 and is now home to a new housing estate.
Thanks to Lee Brown for the great photo ! :)
Here is a photo of Hyde Mill taken from Bradley Green Primary School in 1987.
Thanks to Dave for this photo :)