A QUIET rural valley in the shadow of Bosley Cloud is the unlikely setting for 250 years of industrial development, ranging from the days of water power to high tech composite materials.The business is hidden away from modern traffic on the Leek to Macclesfield road, but when the towns were linked by rail, “Dane Corn Mills” was a familiar landmark.
The industrial and social history of this rural hive of industry is told in a new book by former Leek man Chris Pownall, who was an engineering apprentice at the mills from 1959 to 1965. Although sited just over the Cheshire border, the mills have drawn many employees from Leek, Rushton and the surrounding area.
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Chris Pownall is the author of Dane Mills Bosley, and the following three books: 'Funny How Things Work Out', 'Onwards and Upwards' and 'A Long Journey Back'