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Robin Longbottom
Thursday, January 5, 2017 15:23
T & M Bairstow film
This may already have been aired on the Forum, but if not there is a short film of Bairstow's centenary celebrations in 1938 on BFIplayer. A search under 'T&M Bairstow 1938' should bring it up.

Paul Wilkinson
Thursday, January 5, 2017 19:44
What an amazing find! I haven't seen this footage before.

Search the site for "Bairstow" or click the link below...

T M Bairstow Mill Centenary 1938

Terry Longbottom
Friday, January 6, 2017 15:08
The plaque that was presented in 1938 was later fixed to the wall beside the general office door until the first phase of the demolition when Silentnight PLC took over the site, when I retrieved it from the debris, and it is still in my possession.
Denis Marshall Pickles
Friday, January 6, 2017 20:46
Everyone living in Sutton must have attended the Centenery Celebrations! I thought I might recognise a few of the attendees but only Col. Bateman, Mrs Bateman, Col. and Mrs Chaffers and perhaps one more. Do I detect Mrs Monkhouse, mother of Jim, Betty and Ivan in the front row of the plebs?
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Friday, January 6, 2017 22:33
Unfortunately it seems I cannot watch this as it recognises I am in Australia . There is a word for this situation and it begins with a b. I tried both the link you kindly provided Paul, and going through the web site...uuuggghhh
Howard Barrett
Saturday, January 7, 2017 14:52
Yes Denis, we also recognised Sarah Monkhouse. She's the lady that's a bit taller than the ones around her. Amazing clarity.
Howard Barrett
Saturday, January 7, 2017 14:59
Hey Brenda,

Regarding the word beginning with b. I hope you aren't blaming Brexit as well!
Alan Pickles
Saturday, January 7, 2017 18:08
What a wonderful film to capture so many of the residents of Sutton and the atmosphere created at the event. I was only three weeks old so did not feature. I'm surprised that non of you recognised the chairperson, he lived at the top house on the side of the park, by the football field and tennis courts. Mr. Nutter if my memory serves me correctly. Mary Barret later Chadwick, also figures. In the first sweep of those present , there is a lady with spectacles that I recognise but cannot remember her name. I think she was Mrs. Greenwood wife of Edward.
Thank you to Robin for unearthing the film and thank you Paul for providing the connection.
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Saturday, January 7, 2017 21:59
Hey Howard.....very funny...but why not !!
Denis Marshall Pickles
Sunday, January 8, 2017 13:13
Yes, that's Florrie Greenwood Alan - Peter's mum. ..... and Mrs Barrett. Mr. Nutter? I should remember him but I'm afraid I don't. Hairpins must have been a best seller back in 1938!
Alan Pickles
Sunday, January 8, 2017 17:49
Mary married Tom Chadwick and was Elizabeth Chadwick's mother. After the war she returned to live in the top house in
Cedar Grove by the field that housed the air raid shelter with her mother. When she got married they eventually lived at the bungalow at the bottom of Park Road, Crosshills opposite the entrance to the road leading to Baxter Wood. In the film she is in the middle of a crowd of young ladies near to the end of the first sweep to the left. There are four youths standing some distance behind them. She is the one wearing glasses and smiling.
Mr. Nutter lived as I said in the house behind the wall by the park football field. He was related to the Dixon family who were involved in the printing company in Main Street, Crosshills.
I just wish that I could stop the film frame by frame and no doubt many more would be recognisable.
Alan Pickles
Monday, January 9, 2017 11:34
Here we go again.Having managed to stop the film midstream and being able to spend time studying the pictures I have found another two people that I can remember. Doris Riley and Mrs. Alan Barret are both easily identified. Another five or six years and we may be able to find a few more in amongst the several hundred featured.
Thanks again for providing the interest, Robin.
Joan M. Tindale
Saturday, January 14, 2017 22:45
Lovely bit of film, thanks! That's when the photo was taken - we thought it was in Cowling rec. ground for a while.
David Laycock
Melbourne Australia
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 05:37
I along with Brenda couldn't get the film. Can some thing be done at your end Paul?
Paul Wilkinson
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 08:05
Hi David - no, I can't do anything at my end.

It appears that the BFI site is only accepting UK visitors.

One thing you could try is using a "VPN" (Virtual Private Network) which, in effect, allows your computer to "tunnel" your connection and have it emerge in the UK.

Michael Geoffrey Towers
Longton, Preston, Lancashire
Sunday, November 19, 2017 17:07
Remiss of me, I know, but I have not visited the site for some time and only just seen the T & M Bairstow's film posted by Robin Longbottom on 5 Jan 2017. What a wonderful piece of footage and old village history.

There is, of course, a copy in the Gallery of the Centenary Booklet issued at the time as posted by Allen and Barbara Chapman under the title T & M Bairstow Centenary Trip to Glasgow, 1938.

I have a copy of this booklet but did anyone know that the Bairstow's also published a brochure in 1920 to commemorate 82 years of existence. I have a copy of this also and will send it to Paul for inclusion in the Gallery.

Both my parents were working at the mill at the time sadly I cannot see either on the film. But, at about the 42 second mark and again at about 1 min 18 secs, I spot a familiar face, that of Maggie Clough the statuesque lady at the front of the shot and in the second clip waving enthusiastically to camera.

In the 1950/60s when I lived at 7 King Edward Street, Maggie lived above at No. 9. By then she was called Maggie Wilson having married Fred Wilson on the 12 Nov 1946? she was Fred's second wife, his first Lizzie Ackroyd had died in 1943.

Born on the 12 June 1894 to Albert and Mary Elizabeth (nee Wilson) Clough, Maggie was a stalwart of the Baptist Church and died on the 14 Oct 1985 having spent her later years at the Royd Hill Nursing Home that was created in the former Bairstow's family home overlooking the cricket field. My father, and William Lowe (known as Willie) of 17 Boundary Avenue, were her appointed Executors and I inherited all the Estate papers upon my father's death.
David Laycock
Melbourne Australia
Sunday, December 24, 2017 04:22
Unfortunately we in the Antipodes can't see it.

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