Matthew Murray is believed to have been born in Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1765 but little is known of his early life. His father, when he reached the right age had him apprenticed to a Smith, more probably a Millwright or a Mechanic in his native town. He married a girl, Mary
Blue Plaque is Unveiled at Leeds Marshall’s Mill to Honour City’s Pioneering Industrialist John Marshall A blue plaque honouring the work of pioneering mill owner John Marshall has been unveiled today (Monday 10 September 2018) at the site of his achievements, Marshall’s Mill. The Mill, which is the largest building
While at school, we had an eccentric headmaster that we thought too strict. Mr. Blakeborough, Old Blakey we used to call him. He used to appear in the senior class, and say “I want two volunteers – you two will do”. Then he would send the two hapless “volunteers” to
I joined a tour of Temple Works last week to see around the amazing structure that once boasted the largest room in the world. Temple Works is the strange Egyptian looking building on Marshall Street in Holbeck. It was built as a flax mill and was state-of-the-art in 1840.