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NEW MILLS

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 526 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NEW MILLS, an urban district in the High Peak parliamentary division of Derbyshire, England, at the confluence of the rivers Goyt and Kinder, on the border of Cheshire, 13 M. S.E. of Manchester, on the Midland and the London & North-Western railways. Pop. (1901) 7773. Its ancient name was Bowden Middle Cale. The name of New Mills was given to it from a corn-mill erected on the Kinder in the hamlet of 011ersett, and is specially applied to the group of factories which have grown up round it. Formerly paper and cloth were the staple industries of the district, but the inhabitants of the various hamlets are now occupied chiefly in iron and brass foundries, cotton mills and print-works. A short branch of the Midland railway leads to the town of Hayfield (pop. 2614).
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There is no longer a branch line of the Midland Railway to Hayfield. It has been converted to a Bridleway. The main industries in the town have dwindles to a few metal and engineering works, the main town emplyer is Swizzels Matlow the sweet manufacturer and maker of the famous Love Hearts. The town is now a mecca for Indian Restaurants and takeaways plus a large number of Chinese takeaways.
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