We had a wonderful visit last Friday from Sheila (above left) and Margaret Watson, who had inherited two Joshua Ellis mill photographs from a relative. They kindly got in touch to ask if we would like to not only see the photos, but keep them for our archives. We enjoyed hearing their memories of their father, aunts’ and grandfather’s roles within the mill and their own visits to the former Batley Carr site as children.
After Joshua Ellis moved to its current location in 2003, the historic buildings at Batley Carr were converted into living accommodation, and the two mill chimneys remain on the site today as landmarks to its former use.
As we showed Sheila and Margaret around the mill, many members of current staff remembered the former mill buildings at the Batley Carr site, and a few thought they may even recognise relatives in the photographs…
Our very warm thanks to Sheila and Margaret and their family for sharing these snapshots of history with us – the timing is perfect as we look ahead to our 250th Anniversary next year.
If you think you may recognise anyone in the photographs, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.