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Firwood Fold

Photo credit: Bolton Library & Museum Services, Bolton Council

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This is the birthplace of Samuel Crompton. This work was commissioned in 1927 by the Bolton Cotton Spinners Trade association to mark centenary of death of Samuel Crompton, inventor of the spinning mule. The artist was a former cotton spinner from Bolton.

Smithills Hall


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    125 x 168 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from the Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers Association, 1973


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Smithills Hall

Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 7NP England

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