As East Lancashire became a spinning powerhouse, the need grew for shuttles for the looms.

Rowland Baguley and Co, Addison Street, Blackburn, 1920 (Newsquest)

Taken around 1920 this was the Addison Street works of Blackburn company Rowland, Baguley and Co.

Having started in Manchester the company moved to Blackburn in 1854 and first occupied the Eagle Foundry in Starkie Street before taking over the Gas Street Mill.

At its peak it employed around 50 people and produced a wide range of shuttles which were used by the textile industry in this country and abroad.

The firm closed in the 1930s.