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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.
Thank you to all our volunteers for all their hard work, support and patience at this difficult time. They help with all aspects of care and research of the Archive and events and school trips. Their invaluable thoughts and ideas are gratefully appreciated. Over the years we have been on many ‘school trips’ to investigate […]
Install Week: The Potential of Pattern
Find out about install week in the Gallery from University of Leeds placement Kirstie Payne!
The 1970’s: what were we wearing and what was the mill making. The 1970’s are often looked back on as a time of misery in comparison to the swinging sixties. There were many hardships including the miner strikes and oil crisis but life carried on for families. By the end of the 1970’s families were […]
The Potential of Pattern: Charlotte Morrison
Find out more about Charlotte Morrison's ceramics...
The Potential of Pattern: Interview with Henry Gonnet
Find out more about The Potential of Pattern exhibitor Henry Gonnet in our artist interview!
The Middle East, Sunny Bank Mills and Farsley
The cloth manufactured at Sunny Bank Mills was exported around the world. Destined for the far reaches of the world. From Farsley to China, Finland, Australia and the Middle East; to name just a few. These stencils show just how far the cloth was travelling. From the merino wool used to make the yarn shipped […]
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 […]