Catalogue description ERA MILL

This record is held by Rochdale Local Studies and Archive

Details of C/IND/COT/ERA
Reference: C/IND/COT/ERA

This collection contains minute books, accounts, production records, employee records, visitors' books and miscellaneous papers

Date: 1897-1973
Held by: Rochdale Local Studies and Archive, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Era Mill Company Ltd, Rochdale

Physical description: 7 Series
Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were acquired in April 1984

Administrative / biographical background:

The Era Mill Company was the most successful of the early attempts in Rochdale to follow the escomple of Oldham


The Era Mill Company Ltd., Woodbine Street, Rochdale, was registered on March 12th 1897 and shortly afterwards work began on the erection of the mill premises. Production began on June 10th 1898. That the mill was an exceptionally successful concern is borne out by the fact that, despite all the problems which faced the textile industry, the Company failed to pay a dividend only once between the year 1898 and 1955. This occurred in 1931 during the height of the national slump


Having invested heavily in new equipment the Company prospered until the early 1970's when financial difficulties put the future of the concern in question. Following a takeover which resulted in the Era Mill becoming a subsidy of Largs Ltd. (through a Company called Agremin) the mill ceased production at the end of 1977

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