Author Topic: Glover Bros Mill, Wortley, Leeds  (Read 1857 times)

Offline Ivyhedge

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Glover Bros Mill, Wortley, Leeds
« on: Saturday 26 April 08 08:49 BST (UK) »
Has anyone got any info or photos of inside or out of the Glover Bros woolen mill.  The site is now a chemical plant belonging to Rhodia.  In their History they say the site was that of the Mill.  I'm picking that the Bros. were the sons of Joseph and Harriet.  My Gr Grandfather Edgar was one of the sons, Leonard is listed as a mill manager, Joseph the father as employing 57 people.  Edgar married Achsah Brook.  The Brooks were also in textiles.  I'm attaching a location map from Rhodia, & a photo from inside the mill from the history of Leeds.

Any connections greatfully received. :)
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Glover, Leeds

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Re: Glover Bros Mill, Wortley, Leeds
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 May 09 15:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Ivyhedge

I do not currently have any info regarding the Mill but am about to research it as I have just found out that my Gx3 Uncle's children worked at the 'woolen mill' in Wortley circa 1901.

If I find anything out I will let you know.

Erika

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Re: Glover Bros Mill, Wortley, Leeds
« Reply #2 on: Friday 22 May 09 00:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks Erika, at over a year old I thought that post was dead.  I wish you good research. As I live in NZ if you need some research over here sing out. Kind regards
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Re: Glover Bros Mill, Wortley, Leeds
« Reply #3 on: Friday 22 May 09 09:31 BST (UK) »
No problem at all.

Will let you know if I find anything.  I can tell you that the chemical plant is no longer there, my husband said he thinks that it is now a water works (slightly worrying if you ask me!).

The area of Wortley itself is right next to Leeds City Center.  The site itself was located next to the roundabout that is at the end of Whitehall Road.  I know people that live in the area so will be asking them if they remember the Mill or know anyone who does.  Fingers crossed that some one does.

Thank you for your offer, if only I could find a link to NZ!!!  LOL I think I would need to do my own research though, excuse for a holiday lol!

Right well off to do some research now.  Take Care

Erika

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Re: Glover Bros Mill, Wortley, Leeds
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 May 09 10:28 BST (UK) »
Hi Ivyhedge

Back in 1846, there was a family called Glover who had a woolen cloth scribblers and dyers in Leeds. The firm was run by three brothers called Frederick, Joseph and William.

However according to a newspaper report in March 1847 a forgery case was discovered and warrants were issued for the arrests of all three brothers who had escaped justice from Leeds and disappeared, to places as far as USA.

Two of the brothers, Frederick & Joseph were unmarried but William had an extensive family and he left them high and dry.

Reports of this forgery and search for the brothers can be found in the Leeds Mercury which you can research free of charge in 19th century British Newspapers.

Just go to Lancashire Libraries online and start the fun, very addictive!!

Tom

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Re: Glover Bros Mill, Wortley, Leeds
« Reply #5 on: Monday 13 November 17 17:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi it's an old thread - just saw it because I was googling GLovers Chemicals. There are two or three photos to see on LEODIS website old photos of Leeds - of the works outside views. The Glovers used to live in my house so I have researched them a bit.