Folly Hall Mill Portraits  



The Mill

About The Project

Architecture &

Joseph Kaye

The Lumb Family

Lumb's Quality:

Lumb's Quality:

Lumb's Quality:


A Few of the
Workers Stories

Workers' Experiences

In The Mill

Social Life

Jesse Lumb Lifeboat

Austin 7



Project Partners

About The Portraits

In 2008 Northern Legacy CIC was awarded a Kirklees Council 'Arts in the Neighbourhood' grant to photograph ex-workers from the mill.

In November 2008 Northern Legacy invited the workers they had contacted at that time to come back to the mill for the portrait sessions and, if they wished, to bring a visual clue with them to indicate what is their current work or leisure activity.

Twenty-four portraits were taken at the mill and exhibited at Huddersfield Art Gallery in January - March 2009. The original prints have been devolved to Kirklees Image Archive at the Tolson Museum, Huddersfield.

Northern Legacy CIC has donated the portrait images to the Folly Hall Mill Social History project.


    Supported by

Marcus Beaumont

Mavis Bunce

Roger Cliff

Alison and Barrie Constantine

Matthew Crossley

Andy Eccles

Brian Exley

Louise Flower

Helen Gaunt

Anthony Greenwood

Jacqui Hackin

Millicent Hanson

Sheila and Jeffrey Hirst

Miles Jessop MBE

Emily Linfoot

Geoff Lunn

Frank Parker

Lillian Potts

Frank Rawnsley

Doreen Scholes

Neville Scholes

John Taylor

Josie Townley

John Wood