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Orange History Group

The Orange Woollen Mills (Macquarie Worsteds)

By September 22, 2010No Comments

As the second largest employer in Orange the woollen mills played a very big role in the economic and social life in Orange. Email/Electrolux was the largest employer though established at a later date.

On Wednesday night (22nd September) at the Gladstone Hotel past employees will give an account of their experiences many of them over a long period of years. The main speakers will be Kate Malloy Armitt who was a textile examiner in the final inspection section and David Huck who was foreman in the weaving room. Jack Brown (born 1921) can remember the mill being built in 1925 and has a recording of the final blast of the Mill steam whistle when it closed in 1987. The meeting is the fourth in the Made in Orange series being run by the Orange and District Historical Society.

The meeting takes place at the Gladstone Hotel function room on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7 for 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. There is a small charge of $3 for members of Orange and District Historical Society and $5 for non-members, to cover costs. Light refreshments will be served.
If you have any inquiries or would like to attend the meeting, please RSVP to Phil Stevenson on 6362-3257, mobile 0402 412 188 or email