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Catch up with all the latest news from Sunny Bank Mills in our blog. We'll keep you posted on our redevelopment, work in the archives, upcoming exhibitions, and everything else going on around the mill.
These heavy blocks of metal are perhaps not what you would expect to find in a mill archive. The shelf they are perched on may catch your eye. If you can look at one of them closer the first thing you notice is how heavy they are. Approximately 1 kg, when caught off […]
Signs from the Mill
The archive holds a collection of signs that were used as safety messages for staff throughout the mill. These range in material and typographic style, depending on when they were made. This no smoking sign is one of the oldest, and most weathered signs in the collection. It features a decorative serif type. The […]
Heritage Open Days 2020 with a twist
Sadly due to the restrictions from the government guidelines. The Archive will not be open during the Heritage Open Days this year. Instead we have commissioned a very exciting 360-degree film experience to explore the Archive with added focused imagery and audio. This film will be accessible to all through the Heritage pages of our […]
Mel Davies on Harehills
Mel Davies tells us about his childhood journeys through Harehills and the painting it has inspired...
Things are a bit different in the Archive
So we are gradually finding our feet in this different world and thought it would be good to let you know a few of the changes in place for your safety when you visit the Archive. To visit the Archive you now need to book via our website for a morning or afternoon slot on […]
Ones to Watch Prizes and Residencies
Read about our Ones to Watch prizes and residencies this year!
Buffalo at Sunny Bank Mills
The mysteries of the buffalo boxes. Well, maybe not real live buffalo at Sunny Bank Mills but these boxes are made out of them. Sturdy and very long lasting they would have been used to carry an array of objects around the Mill. Keeping the Mill going and industrious. Before the invention of plastic more […]