As industries have moved away from the Rossendale Valley and out of the UK, Anglo have used innovation to keep manufacturing alive.

Bridge End Mills has been the home of Anglo Recycling for over 80 years and is one of the last remaining working mills in Whitworth. We manufacture using traditional needle looms and air lay systems whilst continuing to innovate with technologies and fibres, one of our most recent investments has been in a unique recycling plant.

In a time when manufacturing jobs seem to be few and far between and the levels of unemployment continue to rise, Anglo are experiencing a period of growth. This means we are able to offer job opportunities across the board from machine operators to administrative staff. Anglo feels strongly about helping the local area and are keen to employ many from the surrounding villages who have struggled to find work elsewhere.

We work closely with Reverend David Livermore of the Trinity Baptist Church, Bacup to ensure our staff always have the support they need. There are few businesses who still engage the services of a company chaplain and it is one tradition we intend to continue.

The below photographs show Whitworth mill workers. They have been made available by the Whitworth Historical Society, If you would like to find out more about the history of Whitworth please click here.