The 'Last Bobbin', Dixon's Bobbin Mills, Steeton, Near Keighlety

photographer:
Ian Beesley

Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

Gelatine silver reproduction print entitled 'The ''Last Bobbin', Dixon's Bobbin Mills, Steeton, Near Keighlety' by Ian Beesley. Produced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'. 1985-1987'. Titled and signed by the artist.

Cardboard and stiff paper tubes have come to replace traditional wooden bobbins and in January 1983 the last Yorkshire bobbin mill, at Steeton, near Keighley, closed and has subsequently been demolished.

[Table 71: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/126
type:
silver gelatin print
taxonomy:
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford