Lakeland Bobbin Makers
The Philipson Mills
At the height of production more than seventy Lakeland bobbin mills poured out millions of wooden bobbins for the giant cotton mills of industrial Lancashire.
The Philipson family, owners and managers of bobbin mills in the Lake District, were part of this huge industry for nearly a century and a half.
Douglas Philipson started work at the Spark Bridge Mill in 1929 as a young lad of 15. ‘Lakeland Bobbin Makers’ is his unique account of the Lake District bobbin industry and a vivid portrayal of a busy bobbin mill in its heyday.
Black and white photographs
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