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Mill Girls, Ashton, Lancashire

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Tameside Museums and Galleries Service: The Astley Cheetham Art Collection

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This painting was the cover of 'John Bull' magazine in 1948. Here four mill girls climb the steps on Park Parade in Ashton-under-Lyne. In the background loom the Old Wharf and Albion Mills.

The cheery faces of the girls all belong to local beauty Bewley Fletcher. Her face has the classic features of the post-war era. Her hair and clothes distinctly date the work and made it an ideal contemporary magazine cover.

The Rutherford Gallery

Ashton-under-Lyne


Date

1948

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 51 x W 40.5 cm

Accession number

ASTAC1985.30

Acquisition method

purchased, 1985

Work type

Painting


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The Rutherford Gallery

Central Art Gallery, Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester OL6 7SG England

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