Resources

Learn more about the mill and our heritage

The Mill and the textile archive have a range of research and education resources available to anyone interested.

Publications

These can be purchased from the Archive or Gallery.

Sunny Bank Mills history booklet: £5.

A brief history of Sunny Bank Mills and the people who owned it.

Threads of War exhibition catalogue with handstitched detail: £12.50

Threads of War, the culmination of research at Sunny Bank Mills Archive into khaki production and life on the home front, in a small village in Yorkshire during the First World War. The booklet explores what life was like in Farsley and the industrial war effort of the many that lived here.

Sunny Bank Mills history brochure

Kids' self-led Mill trail

Do our wonderful kids’ Mill trail!

The trail will take kids all over the Mill. Follow the trail and learn our stories about the history of the Mill and who worked here.

Print off a trail map here or pick one up from the Sunny Bank Mills Gallery.

Download map

Sunny Bank Mills trail poster

Warp and War

Jane Morland, Boff Whalley and Phil Moody along with a few voices from the Commoners Choir reimagine what life was like for the people of Farsley during the First World War through a short performance using song and storytelling. This performance was part of an Exhibition called “Threads of War” to mark the World War One Armistice.

The Archive Volunteers

Filmed by a budding film enthusiast (Jack, the son of Sunny Bank Mills Archive Curator) this film gives a lovely vignette of life in the Archive with the wonderful Volunteers who are helping to preserve, develop and document this stunning textile Archive.

Interactive Digital Tour

A 360 degree photographic record taken in 2018 of the now demolished dry finishing room, the paper press and the weaving sheds at Sunny Bank Mills.

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