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Monday, 12 October 2009

Mossley on Monday: Mill Girl


This sculpture of a mill girl stands outside the George Lawton Hall in Top Mossley. A variety of public sculptures have been commissioned by Tameside Council and have been positioned throughout the borough. Many of them have appeared on this blog. As Mossley was famous for its mills it was decided that the character to be depicted would be a mill girl, with baskets full of cotton bobbins. The George Lawton Hall stands on the site of the former Albion Mill.

See Google Aerial View of this location.
See Birds Eye View of this location.

8 comments:

  1. I was wondering what was in the basket. I'm glad you let us know.

    The idea of the sculptures is great. They're not only decorative but provide a link to the city's past and recognizes the industry's contributions. I think it's wonderful.

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  2. This could be my grandma.
    Is the sculpture very new - or have I walked past it a thousand times?

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  3. Hilda - I'm sure someone will come along later and tell me that they are not called "bobbins" but I can't find any other name for them!

    Cal - The sculpture has been there for nearly two years. I have just found a news report of its unveiling, which might be of interest:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6194165.stm

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  4. Oh. Linkwithin. Like it.
    I'm 'avving that!

    (I spelt it wrong first time - hence removed)

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  5. Blame Gerald - I pinched the idea from him!

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  6. Not at the moment, Ashtonian, but I bet you wish you had some of our rain where you are!

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  7. Bobbins or cops is correct, Martin. These were fastened on to a spinning spindle. What a pretty statue and so much detail.

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