Hyde Photographic History
Ashton Brothers Mill a Flowery Field in the 1920s
Flowery Field was an important industrial community built by Ashton Brothers to house the workers in their mills such as Carrfield Mill, shown here.
The community was visited by Leon Faucher in 1844 and he described the houses as clean and orderly - "furniture is simple but sufficient; in some houses a clock is to be seen; in others a sofa; and, in others again a piano-forte. Books are plentiful, but I have seen few Bibles; and this seems to confirm that character for indifference in religious matters for which the work-people of Mr. Ashton are to be celebrated".