The following photos show the wide range of work that people performed in Westhoughton years ago. This page includes a presentation about Peel Mill which was originally Chadwick’s silk mill but eventually became Wigglesworth’s “Pill works”.
Food, drink and pharmaceuticals
Wigglesworth’s Pill Works
To find the story of the mill which turned into a pharmaceutical factory, click here.
Manufacturing bricks at Stott’s Brickworks
The brick works was behind Stott’s Pit, and it made bricks from the pit slag heap shale.
Workers removing bricks from kiln after they have been fired.