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Roger Hampson, Victory Mill, Bolton

September 7th, 2018 (No Comments)

Victory is one of the oldest areas in Halliwell, Bolton – about one mile from Bolton Town Hall – and is an area that Hampson painted many times. Almost the entire area of Victory was taken up by streets of terraced housing, surrounded by the huge Atlas Mills complex, consisting of 8 mills originally owned […]

Roger Hampson, Atlas Mills, Bolton

August 9th, 2018 (No Comments)

Atlas Mills in Bolton were, their heyday, one of the largest concentrations of cotton spinning capacity on one site in the country, with over 400,000 spindles in use and some 2,000 people employed across 8 mills owned by the Musgrave Spinning Company. Musgrave had collapsed by 1926, and the area went into decline over many […]

Roger Hampson, Deep Navigation Mine

May 26th, 2018 (No Comments)

This painting is of the Deep Navigation Colliery, near Merthyr in Wales. When opened, it was the deepest coalmine in South Wales and because of the quality of its coal it provided the fuel to the RMS Lusitania in its attempt at the Blue Riband, the fastest transatlantic crossing. The Lusitania is unfortunately more famous […]

Roger Hampson, Maerdi Colliery

May 26th, 2018 (No Comments)

This fine Roger Hampson painting is of Maerdy Colliery in the Rhondda Valley. Hampson is best known for his depictions of mills in Lancashire, recording a fast disappearing industrial landscape, but he produced a number of works on the mining industry. Maerdy Colliery was the final deep mine in the Rhondda Valley, once the heartland […]

Roger Hampson, Home Time

October 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

Roger Hampson, Racing Men

October 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

Roger Hampson, Snack Bar

October 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

Roger Hampson, Winter Street Bolton

June 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

The Mill in the background is Falcon Mill. It is Grade II listed and still standing, although the chimney is long demolished.

Roger Hampson, Demolition St Saviour’s Church

June 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

The Demolition of St Saviours Church, Bolton shows the Church, originally built in the 1880s, being demolished in c1975. It was demolished as a result of two parishes being combined – with Emmanuel Church being the winner. This latter Church, on Cannon Street, is also no longer in use as a place of worship (being […]

Roger Hampson, Robin Hood Mill

June 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

This is one of Hampson’s most prominent and important paintings – Robin Hood Mill, which features in both Peter Davies’ “A Northern School Revisited” (p202) and Martin Regan’s “The Northern School: A Reappraisal” (p154).   Bolton was a pre-eminent textile manufacturing centre during the Industrial Revolution. As late as 1929 there were 247 mills in […]

Roger Hampson, Reddish Spinning Mill

June 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

Reddish Spinning Mill, unlike many of the mills painted by Hampson, is still standing. Actually known as Broadstone Mill, it was built in 1907 as a cotton-spinning mill, but lasted in operation only until 1957, and parts were subsequently demolished. The mill has been repurposed, and contained within it is now the Broadstone Mill Shopping […]

Roger Hampson, Evening, Gaskell Street

March 18th, 2017 (No Comments)

Roger Hampson, Swan Lane Mills, Bolton

March 18th, 2017 (No Comments)

Roger Hampson, Vernon Mills, Bolton

March 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

This Hampson painting depicts Bolton Union Mill on Vernon Street, less than a mile from Bolton Town Hall. The first mill on the site was built in 1875 and was owned by the Bolton Union Spinning Company in its heyday, when Bolton was one of the world’s leading cotton spinning areas. After the interruption of […]

Roger Hampson, Farnworth Mill

March 16th, 2017 (No Comments)

Farnworth, a few miles South-East of Bolton, was in many ways at the epicentre of the industrial revolution in the UK. The town expanded rapidly in the 18th and 19th Century around the coal industry. It was also the birthplace of Thomas Crompton, who when he died in 1858 was dubbed “the founder of Farnworth”, […]

Roger Hampson, Accordianist Saas Fee

March 13th, 2017 (No Comments)

Roger Hampson, Demolition Of Musgrave Mill, Bolton

March 9th, 2017 (No Comments)

Roger Hampson, Winter Sunrise, Deane, Bolton

November 9th, 2016 (No Comments)

Roger Hampson, Dove Mill

November 9th, 2016 (No Comments)

Roger Hampson, Lewis Merthyr, Trehaford Colliery

November 9th, 2016 (No Comments)