Stamps from River Etherow Bleaching Co.

by admin on 01/06/2014

I was recently contacted through this site by a couple who’s grandfather, Thomas Winterbottom, worked at the River Etherow Bleaching Company, Hollingworth, Hyde near Manchester.


Apparently when the bleachworks closed down, employees could pick stamps to keep as a momento, so he chose the following stamps, which have now been passed on and are part of my collection, along with the ashtray.

Thanks so much. They are in good hands






I decided it would be nice to print the stamps again and by adding some of my own, came up with these designs









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Joy June 6, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Thanks for that, Adrian. My Grandfather is now immortalised, even in a small way.
Nice to have met you and thanks for taking them to such a good home.
Best wishes,
Joy. x


admin December 15, 2022 at 2:20 AM

You’re most welcome


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