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      roger gill
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      My grandfather and then my father used to own Graham & Pott , Kirbridge Mill , New Mill . my father never spoke about it, so I know very little , I just wondered if anyone can tell me a bit about it or has any memories . My maiden name was Pott .
      edited by Thog01274 on 28/08/2013

    • #34782
      roger gill
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      Hi
      Kirkbridge Mill brief history
      from book Various Pieces of Textile History of the Holme Valley
      by Eric Hadfield
      in 1894 Graham and Barnfather started a Partnership at the Mill, Mr Barnfather died shortly after and Mr Graham got a new partner an ex colleague from the design office of Rock Mills a Mr Potts. During the the 1st world war the only 2 sons of Mr Graham were killed and helost interestin life and he died not long after.So the business was run by Mr Potts .Subsequently his 2 sons Martin and James and son in law Lionel Dean joined him and things went well for many years .Quite a bit after the end of the 2nd world war and Mr Potts snr having been dead for a long time ,these 2 sons and son in law were also dead leaving only James son Malcolm to run the business there were many non active shareholders by now so in order to release capital for payment of these relatives Malcolm Potts sold the business to Tulketh group of Bradford ,they did not keep the business going very long and it closed in 1968.

    • #34783
      roger gill
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      Thank you that is a big help and very interesting , my grandfather was James Pott and my father was Malcolm Pott . I don’t remember much of the mill as I was born in 1959 .

    • #34784
      roger gill
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      Thog01274 wrote:
      My grandfather and then my father used to own Graham & Pott , Kirbridge Mill , New Mill . my father never spoke about it, so I know very little , I just wondered if anyone can tell me a bit about it or has any memories . My maiden name was Pott .
      edited by Thog01274 on 28/08/2013

    • #34785
      roger gill
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      Hello my grandma moved to Holmefirth during the war, my father and his brothers grew up there. Eventually my father moved to Bradford. He gave me a Fob Medal some time ago which his mother gave him. On the medal the inscription “Awarded to M.Pott, Wooldale AFC 1924 winners medal” is written. I was always told that my grandma worked for Mill owner and that it was given as a gift to her or her husband.

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