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David Rowbottom
Drifter
Fire at wellington mill 1947
18th July 2009 at 9:09AM
Hello my name is David Rowbottom I'm 63, I am enquiring if anyone has any reccolection of the fire at Wellington Mill, Hazel-grove owned by Novo yarns Ltd, In which my father George Rowbottom and two other men sadly lost their lives in 1947.

Thanks

David Rowbottom (mikerowbottom@aol.com)
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cllrkevinhogg
Hazel Grove Councillor

cllrkevinhogg
Re: Fire at wellington mill 1947
19th July 2009 at 12:04PM
There was a fire at this Mill in the early 60`s but I don`t know about an earlier one
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grover
Townsperson

grover
Re: Fire at wellington mill 1947
19th July 2009 at 9:08PM
I do rememmber a fire at the mill when I was a youngster and it was in the main mill - not the weaving shed. I will ask my friend in Anglesey what she remembers and see if I can find anything about it in my books on H.G. I am sure the library - either Hazel Grove or Stockport - would have a record of it.
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grover
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grover
Re: Fire at wellington mill 1947
19th July 2009 at 9:10PM
I do remember a fire at the mill when I was a youngster in the late '40's and it was in the main mill - not the weaving shed. I will ask my friend in Anglesey what she remembers and see if I can find anything about it in my books on H.G. I am sure the library - either Hazel Grove or Stockport - would have a record of it.
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chslady
Drifter
Re: Fire at wellington mill 1947
20th July 2009 at 2:57PM
Hello
There is this - http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/ewm/mew/mew123.html

Just a small piece about it in 1947.

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Allen1
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Allen1
Re: Fire at wellington mill 1947
20th July 2009 at 4:53PM, Edit: 20th July 2009 at 4:54PM by Allen1
I remember the 60s fire at Wellington Mill,it was huge.Well done chslady for finding that info .
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elephant
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elephant
Re: Fire at wellington mill 1947
10th November 2013 at 9:58PM
Just joined . I am going through looking at menories.
I lived at Mill bank farm ( now cosy kennels)
Remenber fire of 1960 the sky was red from our home. dad and grandad flew down to the grove thinking it was our mill which was on
Commercial road. I seem to remember this fire completely destroyed the mill. Didnt it mske cardboard boxes/
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slim
Townsperson

slim
Re: Fire at wellington mill 1947
10th November 2013 at 10:39PM
Gerry irlam who passed away several years ago was at this fire as was my father who had just been demobbed from the Royal Navy .
My father was being trained at the time the men who lost there lives in that fire were /are heroes .
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tarboat
Villager

tarboat
Re: Fire at wellington mill 1947
13th March 2014 at 8:04AM
I have seen photos of the fire somewhere on the web and shall try to find them. For now here is an aerial view from the Britain from above site.

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tarboat
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tarboat
Re: Fire at wellington mill 1947
13th March 2014 at 8:15AM
I finally found the image. The fire was 10th November 1964.

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