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.
|The early importance and the deadly danger of the Heywood coal mines.|
|How many coal mines and pits were there in and around Heywood?|
|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)|
|Maps and plans of the small 19th-century mills that once lined the length of the Cheesden Brook.|
|The early wool industry in Heywood. (Page under construction)|