Triangle Mill Sisters library exhibition

Morris Mills ladies reunion for exhibition at The Works and Sowerby Bridge Library
Morris Mills ladies reunion for exhibition at The Works and Sowerby Bridge Library
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An exhibition displaying the lives of factory mill workers between the 1920s-70s is on show at Sowerby Bridge Library.

Artist Ruth Beazley’s exhibition Triangle Mill Sisters documents the gregariously gritty stories of predominantly North East women who migrated for work in the mills of William Morris and Sons Ltd, in Triangle and Sowerby Bridge, and lived together at Triangle’s Stansfield Grange.

Ruth met with dozens of the women, pictured, after coming across images of the women through friend and art student Ted Fenton.

The exhibition documents the feminist stories of the women and recalls anecdotes of daily working life and excursions the girls shared.

Today, some of the women remain close friends and many settled in Calderdale.

Ruth said: “The exhibition is a thank you to the ladies for sharing their stories and pictures and a documentation of our heritage and history of the lives of the female mill workers for which there is little recorded,” she said.

Ruth now plans to record the stories of these women in video interviews.

Triangle Mills Sisters will exhibit at Sowerby Bridge Library until October 30.