Abraham Moon & Sons – (2)

Abraham Moon & Sons 2006

Title Abraham Moon & Sons
Date 2006
Location Guiseley
Photo ID FF105
Comment Part of the mill complex seen from Netherfield Road, this is Abraham Moon’s, the only remaining working textile mill in Aireborough.
Abraham Moon & Sons 2006

FF106 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2006.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2006

View of Abraham Moon’s Netherfield Mill, he began his business in 1837, the mill had it’s own branch railway line spurring off from the new Guiseley line.
It is referred to as a fully vertical mill i.e., all processes, dyeing, carding. blending, spinning , weaving and finishing are all carried out on the premises, only the finest natural fibres are used such as wool, cashmere, silk, linen etc.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2006

FF107 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2006.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2006

Entrance to Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd on Netherfield Road.
The business was founded in 1837 by Abraham Moon who was killed in an accident in 1877, his son Isaac took over the running of the mill.
A fire in 1902 left the mill a ruin, Isaac built the existing mill then he died in 1909. During the 1914 – 18 war  production at the mill was given over to military materials.

Charles H Walsh who was mill manager, bought the company from the Moon family in 1920, he borrowed £33,000.
He had only just paid this debt off when he died in 1924, control passed to his son Frank, 30 years later his nephew Arthur took over the management.
He is still Chairman, the Managing Director is John Walsh, fourth generation of the family which took over from Moon’s. (February 2013)

Abraham Moon & Sons 2006

FF108 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2006.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2006

Mill complex seen from Netherfield Road.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2006

FF108A – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2006.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2006

A line drawing of the mill with the caption “Moon’s Mill, the last working mill, near Guiseley station”.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2006

D565 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2000/2012.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2000/2012

Building labelled as Moon’s canteen on Netherfield Road in 2000 and again in 2012 the same view when the building had been demolished.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2006

D565A – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2006.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2006

The same telegraph pole.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2013

FB500 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2013.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2013

A view of weaving shed in the mill which produces woollen cloth of a high quality for prestigious clothing companies.
It is the last working mill in Aireborough.

Donated by Andrew Brown.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2013

L417 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2013.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2013

Abraham Moon’s mill is located between Netherfield Road and the Leeds / Ilkley railway line. 

Abraham Moon & Sons 2013

L418 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2013.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2013

As above.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2013

L419 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2013.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2013

As above.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2013

L420 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2013.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2013

As above.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2015

I232 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2015.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2015

Moon’s new mill chimney the mill is on Netherfield Road, seen from Guiseley AFC ground, the Ings Crescent side of the pitch.

Photographer Phil Walker.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2015

U102 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2015.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2015

The following six images are of the weaving and warping department of Moon’s mill.

Photographer Andy Brown.

Abraham Moon & Sons 2015

U103 – Abraham Moon & Sons, 2015.

Abraham Moon & Sons – 2015

As above.

Previous Comments:

lebrend
These pictures brings back memories for my husband Les who was a weaver at Moons before we emigrated to Australia in 1969. It is wonderful to see that there is still at least one mill in the area.
30 March 2014.

swainers50
My grandfather Hinchliffe Sugden worked at Moons all his working life.
04 January 2015.

Kathleen Maud Thompson
Charles Moon was my grandfather and William Murgatroyd of Yeadon woollen mill my great grandfather. My father William Murgatroyd Moon, Horsforth.
07 May 2021.

Jackie Greef
My grandfather was William Richard Moon, has anyone got photos of him, I would be so grateful.
26 September 2021.

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