Progress Mill, Kirkham

Progress Mill, Kirkham
Progress Mill, Kirkham
Progress Mill, Kirkham
Progress Mill was built in 1915 by Henry Turner - a mill-worker and the son of a
poverty-stricken Freckleton family, with businessman Thomas Whittle.
The business was so successful it withstood the problems of the 30s slump,
to employ 500 people running 1,000 looms.
During the Second World War, the mill was used to make parachute fabric.
The Mill closed in 1972, its chimney being demolished in July. Whittle and Turner went in to Voluntary liquidation in 1973 and the mill was converted into industrial units.
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