A wage book belonging to William Turner, operator of Higher Mill through the first half of the 19 Century, was recently loaned to the Trust by former Trustee and local historian Chris Aspin. Digitised at Lancashire Archives this book sheds light on the workers at Higher Mills during 1850-52. With a gap following the death of Turner in 1852, a second list then records those present in the Mill from 1874-78.
Our volunteer researchers are currently looking into the names on the list to provide a resource for family history research. The lists can be accessed through our History page and the information will be updated as research progresses.
If you have any information regarding any of the names on the list, we would love to hear from you, so do get in touch via our Contact Us page.