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Radcliffe north of Manchester was an important town in the manufacture and finishing of cotton goods.

In 1780 Sir Robert Peel built a water-powered cotton spinning mill at Radcliffe Bridge. Sadly there are now few remains to be seen, the mill having been destroyed by fire in 1851. At low water the weir is sometimes visible, and details can be found by watching http:/​/​www.​youtube.​com/​watch?v=vFwgxivD43M&​feature=share&​ list=UUxNVGAIh8cokjl555I7xWag that explores various features. There are also photos in the Galleries of the weir.

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Keywords:blakey's, bleaching, braiding, bury, cotton, dyeing, engineering, english history, factory system, hardcastle's, hoyle's, industrial revolution, radcliffe, radcliffe, manchester, sam walker, shirting, shirts, sir robert peel, steam engines, textiles

HRS 1211 Radcliffe, Weaving shed general view 1960s

HRS 1211 Radcliffe, Weaving shed general view 1960s

HRS 1212 Radcliffe, Hoyle's shirting mill nd

HRS 1212 Radcliffe, Hoyle's shirting mill nd

HRS 1831 Radcliffe Blakey's gas engine Market Pl 1960s

HRS 1831 Radcliffe Blakey's gas engine Market Pl 1960s

HRS 1832 Radcliffe, Blakey's winding clothes lines 1960s

HRS 1832 Radcliffe,  Blakey's winding clothes lines 1960s

HRS 1833 Radcliffe Blakey's winding clothes lines 1960s

HRS 1833 Radcliffe Blakey's winding clothes lines 1960s

HRS 1834 Radcliffe Blakey's gas engine Market Pl 1960s

HRS 1834 Radcliffe Blakey's gas engine Market Pl 1960s

HRS 1835 Radcliffe Blakey's engine 1960s

HRS 1835 Radcliffe Blakey's engine 1960s

HRS 1836 Radcliffe Blakey's braiding machine 1960s

HRS 1836 Radcliffe Blakey's braiding machine 1960s

HRS 1837 Blakeys Radcliffe braiding machine

HRS 1837 Blakeys Radcliffe braiding machine

HRS 1838 Radcliffe Blakey's engine flywheel 1960s

HRS 1838 Radcliffe Blakey's engine flywheel 1960s