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BEVINGTONS & SON, NECKINGER MILL.

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:39 am
by kiwi
Neckinger Mills, formerly Bevington & Sons Leather Mills, Abbey Street was one of the most famous tanneries in Bermondsey producing light leathers for shoes and fancy goods. The tanning pits were located beside the River Neckinger. It was said that the fish oil used in the tanning process did wonders for the hair and skin of the (largely female) leather workers. The mills opened in 1801 and continued production until 1981; since then the building has been converted into offices and studios.
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Bevingtons Tannery.

Re: BEVINGTONS & SON, NECKINGER MILL.

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:44 am
by kiwi
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Neckinger Mills, where the photograph was taken. We are looking at the lime yard full of pits about seven feet deep.

Re: BEVINGTONS & SON, NECKINGER MILL.

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:53 am
by kiwi
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Leather tanning at Geoffrey Bevington and Sons

Re: BEVINGTONS & SON, NECKINGER MILL.

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:36 am
by kiwi
Neckinger Leather Mill,Bermondsey (1936)-from lime pits to finishing shop.
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Bevingtons Mill 1931
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Bevington Mill finishing shop 1936

Re: BEVINGTONS & SON, NECKINGER MILL.

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:47 am
by kiwi
Bevington & Sons, Neckinger Mills, Bermondsey and St. Thomas's Street.
Two men and two younger boys are shown at work splitting the sheep skins for skiver and chamois leather, outside the factory building. A pile of skins lies in the foreground. Bevington & Sons Leather Manufactory was established in 1795. c1885.
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Bevington Leather Mill c 1885
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BEVINGTON LEATHER MILL 1936.

Re: BEVINGTONS & SON, NECKINGER MILL.

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:38 pm
by kiwi
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Bevingtons Mill Polishing Shop,Bermondsey 1931.

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Bevingtons Mill 1932. Women dipping skins into a mixture of lime and water at Bevingtons leather factory in Bermondsey.

Re: BEVINGTONS & SON, NECKINGER MILL.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:33 pm
by nuttyboy pat
Back in the 70's on our back home from school we would pass Bevingtons on Abbey Street and we would dare each other to go up to the lime pits via the side entrance and look into them! We knew that the factory produced leather but in our child's minds we thought that cows were put into the pits that contained sulphuric acid that somehow produced the leather! Like I said, child's minds :lol: :lol: :lol:
Still had loads of fun because more often than not an elder security guard (watchman) would chase us off the premises!!!

Fantastic memorable days

Re: BEVINGTONS & SON, NECKINGER MILL.

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:06 am
by kiwi
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NECKINGER MILL.
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