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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ebor Mills Fire

Our family is personally devastated by the news of the terrible fire at the Ebor Mill in Haworth, England. The mill was owned by our Merrall family and was once reputed to produce the finest worsted in England. It also made sure the workers prospered and paid the highest wages.

Someone named borrat contacted me via this blog to let me know about the devastation. It was only by accident that I was looking through the blog archives and discovered the post.

The mill is a wonderful example of Victorian Architecture and will be a huge loss to the Haworth community and to textile history.
Archival Photo of weavers employed by Ebor Mills.

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