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Hudson Mills, aerial view

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Hudson Mills, aerial view
Description:
Undated. Aerial view of the Hudson Mills factory of Montague Burton Ltd., clothiers, at one time believed to be the largest clothing factory in the world. Roads surrounding it are on the top left Hudson Road, top right Trent Road, bottom right Upper Westlock Avenue and bottom left Burton Way. Towards the bottom is Stoney Rock Lane, mostly obscured by trees in Beckett Street Cemetery. Streets on the bottom right are Westlock Avenue, Westlock Grove, Westlock Terrace, Westlock Crescent and Fraser Road on the top left are the Comptons, Sutherlands and Brown Hills and top right Torre Mount, Grove and Drive.

User Comments:

Name:
Jean Armitage(nee Fisher)

Comment:
I lived in Torre Mount from 1960 to 1970. I used to walk down Hudson Road every day to catch the bus to school. Walking past Burton's factory I often wondered what it was like inside, the layout of the buildings etc, and now I know!!

Date:
14-Jan-2009

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Name:
Peter Coultas

Comment:
The streets at the top of Hudson Road are the "Cliftons". I was born in Clifton Terrace. My dad worked at Burtons. The "Brownhills" (one word I believe) are the streets at the very top left

Date:
17-Sep-2009

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Name:
Gary Wilson

Comment:
I used to live on Torre Drive and used to walk to the old Brownhill school and then used to take a short-cut through Burtons to Shakespeare school

Date:
27-Jan-2010

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Name:
sandytezlois

Comment:
i worked at burtons from 1958 i met my husband there he was a measure cutter i was a seamtress making pockets , i left to have my first baby then returned for 1 day as i could not leave my baby, then i retuned in `1978 i be came miss burton at the age of 38 i had 3 children by now, i have some lovely memories of my working days in montague burtons, we had to work very hard to ta ke 8 pound home to mum, we worked from 8 oclock in the mornig and worked over till 7 o clock and 8 till 4 on a saturday, my x husbands grandma was elizabeth hartley she became the very first union woman in burtons , in fact i think she was the first in uk,i remeber the queen coming to burtons i have a photo graph of that visit in 1958 1959

Date:
23-Sep-2010

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Name:
sandytezlois

Comment:
i have just added comments my name was taylor i married GRAHAM BACKHOUSE i remember the size of the cnteen and the rock and rolling on a thursday in the canteen, i will post my photo of miss burton later, in the headlines of the evenig post it said mother of three wins personality girl, you can imagine how proud i felt, all the young girls were a lot prettier and younger i was around late 30 at the time, i remember sitting with the big directors with winners from all uk, that was my 2 minuets of fame, we all have one sometime in our life

Date:
23-Sep-2010

Email:
sandyhorner@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Robert Gibson

Comment:
My great uncle managed this site for Burtons during the war. My father was in the Cdn. Army and visited his uncle whose name was James Jessop.

Date:
25-Jun-2013

Email:
rob@gibsonair.ca

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Name:
E.Bellhouse

Comment:
This photo was taken after 1955,I lived in Westlock Crescent until then,bottom right corner shows open ground formerly occupied by Adams Garage(adjacent to cemetery) and Rock Terrace,these I believe were demolished in mid to late 60's.Adams Garage site was originally a Boot Factory.

Date:
07-Oct-2013

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ennbee40@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Deborah

Comment:
I was at 57 Torre mount from 78 ish until 82 ish.. in that time we often cut through buildings to get to Shakespeare school or Victoria school or Ebor Gardens. Torre mount (prior to being bulldozed) and the surrounding areas were pretty depraved as i recall. A lot of violence, drinking, drugs, abuse and rather abject behaviours around the immediate vicinity. Similar to Rita Sue and Bob too kind of atmosphere. Burtons strangely didn't impact on my life other to make an excellent den at the bottom entrance in Torre Mount. Looking back the business really was a God send to the immediate area without realising.

Date:
15-Oct-2013

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Name:
Kathleen O''Reilly nee Creaby

Comment:
I lived in Torre drive from 1950 to 1960, when I then moved to Wolverhampton. I went to ST Patrick's junior school and then St Bridget's sec mod until I moved away in 1960. I loved my childhood in Torre Drive and remember those who walked past my house to go to work at Burton's every morning and night.

Date:
15-Jan-2014

Email:
Kathleenoreailly24@icloud.com

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