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IMG_6869 Has anybody any idea ...I think its the Mersey just before the Lock bottom of Latchford weir.. but if so what is the building on the right.. its got me so confused ..grrr.. cheers art.

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Your correct arty the factory is North West Farmers Mersey Mill (NFM on the tower) with the river entrance to Howley Lock on the left, the building on the other side of the river will be the back of one of the terraced houses backing on to the river bank in Knutsford road.

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Algy.. You must be correct but I have this feeling that it is to high as though its on a hill! I lived for a few years almost opposite the wier and Knutsford road going to Warrington was a flat road we called the narrows and the area was as today FLAT.(.Life is so deceiving) cheers art.

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Algy.. You must be correct but I have this feeling that it is to high as though its on a hill! I lived for a few years almost opposite the wier and Knutsford road going to Warrington was a flat road we called the narrows and the area was as today FLAT.(.Life is so deceiving) cheers art.

Tides probably out arty, look at the normal high water mark on the right bank also were you young when you lived there, if so things always looked massive when we were kids. Was Moores chippy there then as I used to knock about wih Derek, going back to 1950 now though. :wink:

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Hi. I am not well up on this, so I cannot add anything personally to the discussion, but I do have a similar photo and it's titled "Fairclough's Mill next to the Black Bear canal" So if you say it is what you say it is, I will re-title the photo I have. I must be honest, I had my doubts when I first obtained the image I have, as it does look more like a river than a canal!

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I always thought that was called Fairclough’s flourmill but it does say NWF on the building? Maybe the name changed later or maybe Faircloughs was the white building right next to it? I suppose you could say it’s near the old Black Bear Canal but this is definitely the Mersey. From memory if we were to move along a bit there was a power station then some kind of loading area, I think associated with a rubber company.

 

All now just distant memories for me.

 

Bill :)

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Hi. I am not well up on this, so I cannot add anything personally to the discussion, but I do have a similar photo and it's titled "Fairclough's Mill next to the Black Bear canal" So if you say it is what you say it is, I will re-title the photo I have. I must be honest, I had my doubts when I first obtained the image I have, as it does look more like a river than a canal!

middlec, Faircloughs was further down river at Athertons Quay, next to Bank Quay.

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Hi. I am not well up on this, so I cannot add anything personally to the discussion, but I do have a similar photo and it's titled "Fairclough's Mill next to the Black Bear canal" So if you say it is what you say it is, I will re-title the photo I have. I must be honest, I had my doubts when I first obtained the image I have, as it does look more like a river than a canal!

middlec, Faircloughs Flour Mill was further down river at Bank Quay.

 

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Thanks algy, I think that clears up where Fairclough's mill was. Although I don't remember it thanks for pointing out the correct location, and of course, for the excellent photo.

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Sorry to be so late coming to this topic, but I can remember Fairclough's being at Mersey Mills, as well as at Bank Quay, until sometime in the mid/late 1950's. I think NWF then took it over.

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The Fairclough's Mill i remember could  be accessed via Quay Fold  which ran from Liverpool Road at the side of the Ship Inn. I believe more recently the  mill has been called the Pink Eye.

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Hi All, I used to attend Dickey flour bags/ aka, Richard Fairclough's school so named after the Fairclough family, 

 that is still located (although no longer a school now and industrial site), right on the side of the Black bear canal and the black bear bridge that carries Knutsford rd.between Warrington and the south. as I recall the building right across the canal from the school by the bridge was a basket weaving factory next door to that was the Black bear inn.

if I was on the top floor of the school I could see Fairclough flour mills building and to the best of my recollection their name was on the building right next to the NWF building, further along past Fairclough's mill right on the bend was Bishops wharf 

where they loaded hides, rolls of paper and other commodities. just behind Fairclough's mill was  Howley power station

re the buildings on the right of the picture yes you are correct I believe they where the old two story terraced houses. 

    

    

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I lived in Latchford for all my early years and more... but never knew the origin of the"Dickie Flourbags" nickname.... I did not go there but most of my mates at the time did and I bet they didn't either ;-)

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4 hours ago, Davy51 said:

Would the old Raddon Court be the big building on the right ?

No that was the unloading area for tannery hides, Raddon Court was much further down on the left.

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