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New Mill, constructed in 1860, was exended during the 1870s and added the New Street weaving shed in the 1890s. Castle Mills, constructed by Robert Sutcliffe in two stages between 1870 and 1875, were originally occupied by Charles Turner - before his transfer to Union Mills - and subsequently by Greenwood, Garnett & Son Ltd.
Other local mills of note included Greenside Mill, built by William Jowett prior to 1865, and Springfield Mill, built by Idle Worsted Mill Co. in 1879.
Within the Thackley boundaries, Brackendale Mills, constructed circa 1800, were extended in 1829 to include an engine house and water wheel. Acquired by John, Amos and George Raistrick circa 1850, a weaving shed was added during the 1870s. The business later passed to grandsons George Broomhead and Jack Waterhouse.
Bowling Green Mill was built by John Greenwood circa 1860 and was soon after acquired by six local master clothiers: brothers Joseph, Jonas and John Fletcher, Joseph Raistrick, James Padgett and Benjamin Bland.
During the second half of the 19th century the worsted trade began to assume pre-eminence over the woollen trade which, from the 1870s onwards, struggled under an ever increasing burden of overseas tariffs on finished cloth. The new century witnessed a reduction in the relative importance of the wool textile trade. as a whole.
Swainby R Swale
Match Result 21st Sept:
The river was a foot up up with a tinge of colour and a few of the larger bonus chub responded. Charlie Hardaker caught 3 in peg 18 for a winning weight of 11lb 4oz on legered bread and meat. Second was Eddie Loftus with 2 chub for 5lb 12oz from peg 48 and third was Billy McAdam 5lb 1oz peg 65.
Future Swainby match dates are:
5th Oct, 19th Oct, 2nd Nov, 16th Nov, 7th Dec and 21st Dec. Tickets £12 all in including golden peg accumulator.
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Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Report Apperley Bridge
Occasional Chub up to 4lb on bread and maggot from bywash below the locks. Pike up to 10lb off the railings. Catches of skimmers roach and perch at the Harrogate Rd end on bread punch and pinkies on milder days. Day tickets available on the bank price £3 Adults with Juniors £1.50.
Yearbooks and Day Tickets also available from C&N Off License (at the junction of Fourlands Rd/ Leeds Rd) and Eccleshill Angling Supplies.
Gone Fishin’ …
Idle & Thackley Angling Association
England Win Gold in the World Angling Championships 2008
Drennan Team England won two gold medals and a bronze at the on Italy's Canale Navigibile at Spinadesco on the weekend 6th/7th September. England won the team gold with 75pts and were well clear of second placed San Marino (104pts) and Italy the home nation who were third with 109pts.
England’s Will Raison also won the individual gold with a weight of 25kg 530gr after a stunning performance on both days, winning the first day's match and coming second in his section on day 2 to give him 3 points overall. 2nd individual was Ireland's Willie Wheeler with 4 pts and a weight of 15kg 760gr and England's Stevie Gardner took 3rd place and individual bronze with 4pts and 15kg 530gr.
The canal depth varied from 2.50 to 3.50 metres and the main species were Crucian Carp from 100g to 200g but the canal also contained Bream Rudd Catfish and some large Carp.
During practice the England team found there was a good chance of catching bonus fish close in on the 4m line over loose fed maggots. With that tactic in place for the bonus fish the mainline of attack was at 13m with pole floats of a half to two grams, with maggots being used as the main hookbait.
The team’s initial feed consisted of 18 balls of groundbait, a 50/50 mix of Sensas Fine Carp and 3000 Gialia darkened off with Tracix Black, four small balls of joker in double leam and two small balls of sticky maggot. They also fed a small quantity of dead maggot on the 4 metre line.
Day one saw a team score of 22 points and some great individual performances with Steve Gardener and Alan Scotthorne making the 4m line work towards the end of the competition. The teams from San Marino and t he Czech Republic were however not far behind on day one.
On day two the team stuck to a similar plan but decreased the amount of joker and added more maggots knowing that carp would become crucial as the match progressed. England scored 53 points on day two led by Steve Gardener winning his section and Sean Ashby and Will Raison finishing second in theirs.
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