Parkside Spinning Company Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Only some of the company's business records have survived. These include financial records including ledgers, productions accounts and dividend records (PSS/1), and various wage accounts (PSS/2) for mule spinners and allied workers at the mill.

Administrative / Biographical History

Parkside Spinning Co. Ltd. was a spinning enterprise located in Royton, Lancashire. It was established in 1873, and a second mill ("no.2") was added in 1892. The firm was reconstituted in 1920. The company went into liquidation in 1931. Lancashire Cotton Corporation purchased both its mills, but scrapped no.2 shortly after.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to any accredited reader.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies of material in the archive can be supplied for private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

A number of items within the archive remain within copyright under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; it is the responsibility of users to obtain the copyright holder's permission for reproduction of copyright material for purposes other than research or private study.

Prior written permission must be obtained from the Library for publication or reproduction of any material within the archive. Please contact the Head of Special Collections, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.

Custodial History

The custodial history of this archive before its transfer to the Library is unknown.

Related Material

The Library also has custody of the some of the records of the Oldham Textile Employers Association (formerly Master Cotton Spinners Association), which includes a file on the liquidation of Parkside in 1931 (OLD/2/1/33)

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