Category: Tulketh Mill

Tulketh Mill past and present

The history of Tulketh Mill Until recently the history of Tulketh Mill seemed a tale based only on nostalgia. The factory was built at the height of Preston’s cotton years but then lost its way as the old industry declined.

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Tulketh Mill in the 21st century

It can’t have been easy to turn a century-old mill into a 21st century call centre, but that’s just what Carphone Warehouse did when they took over Tulketh Mill. Carphone Warehouse have generously supplied us with before and after photos

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Photos of Tulketh Mill

It was a sunny day in Ashton-on-Ribble on 20 October 2007, so we took the opportunity to take photos of the grade 1 listed Tulketh Mill in all its glory. Some of these views have not been seen for many

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Bruce Forsyth at Tulketh Mill

Bruce Forsyth visited Tulketh Mill in 1977* to film an advert for Stork margarine. The filming took place in the canteen of Tulketh Mill which, at the time, was being used by the Peter Craig catalogue company. In the advert,

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Carphone Warehouse’s investment in Ashton

Tulketh Mill address: Tulketh Mill, Balcarres Rd, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, Pr2 2AA In the last few years, Carphone Warehouse has become one of Ashton’s biggest employers. The giant mobile phone company is showing an increased commitment to the local area.

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8 January 1968 – the day Lancashire’s cotton industry died

When was the day that Lancashire’s cotton industry finally died? One candidate is 8 January 1968, with the shock announcement that Ashton’s Tulketh Mill was closing down. The closure was to throw hundreds of people out of work and threatened

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