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Default ARCHIVE: Vernon Carus, Penwortham Mills - 04-10-2008, 16:38

Penwortham Mills, just to the south of Preston, Lancashire, was home to Vernon-Carus since 1915. It was a major manufacturer of surgical lint, which was the first surgical dressing to be commercially manufactured in the UK. When it was founded, Lancashire was the world’s centre for weaving and fabric production.

The mills were closed in 2006 after the company relocated to brand new premises on the Matrix Business Park near Leyland. Most of the equipment was taken with them, and the remaining stuff was inaccessible at the time of my visit.

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Tramlines - the old line into Preston ran adjacent to the mill, I wonder if these were used to move stuff from a railway siding to the mill?
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