Coal, Wool and Paper: Early Industries of Heywood

Heywood might be a 'cotton town', historically speaking, but it was also home to other industries, and some of them were here well before the rise of King Cotton. 

Link to Heywood coal mining history
The early importance and the deadly danger of the Heywood coal mines.

Link to the list of coal mines and pits in and around Heywood
How many coal mines and pits were there in and around Heywood?

Link to papermaking at Heap Bridge
Why Heap Bridge was a 'sweet spot' for a thriving paper-making industry.

Glassblowers, pipe-makers and candle-makers - some of the lost industries of early Heywood. (Page under construction)