Glossop Heritage Trust

Olive & Partington's Turnlee Mills

Aerial view of Turnlee Mills Textiles were not the only industry in Glossop. The paper making concern of Olive & Partington and its successors was one of the largest in the world. Aerial view of Turnlee Mills
Turnlee Mills from the south Turnlee Mills wood store Turnlee Mills, Whitfield House and the Drover's Arms
Tiger tractor delivering logs to the wood store The logs from which the paper was made were delivered by train to Glossop Station where they were stockpiled. They were then transported via Norfolk Street, Victoria Street and Charlestown to the main wood store at Turnlee.
Tiger tractor at Glossop Station, 1944 Tiger tractor on Howard Street Tiger tractor passing Bowden's Cafe, 1905
Tiger tractor on Charlestown Road Tiger tractor at Charlestown, November 1944 Fowler Tiger tractor, 1952

A set of glass negatives showing scenes from the interior of Turnlee Mills was discovered in 2004. They were somewhat damaged but it was possible to scan them, convert the images to positives and digitally restore them.

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Page last updated: 30 March 2017.