The Coming of steam power meant that mills could be built away from rivers, and other sources of water power. A little stream fed the boilers of this small steam powered mill at Spout Green, Mottram.
SIDEBOTHAM lived in the area in 1881. She married
BENTLEY, brother of Robert
whose wife was Fanny
From Longdendale in Retrospect by Joyce Powell,
first published 1977, second edition 1984
Original photograph from Tameside
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