Mossley Heritage

Mossley Heritage Trails

As the Crow Flies

An image of Mr Pickles the Crow Milton St John’s School's logo

Mr Pickles the Crow and Year 5 at Milton St John’s School flew through the history of our town uncovering romantic adventures, waving men off to war and imagining the sound of hundreds of clogs clattering on cobbles.

Pupils found blueprints of mill houses and shared stories from their grandparents, as well as learning about how children of their age would be working in the mills not so long ago. ‘As The Crow Flies’ shares these with you.

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  1. 1
    Milton School

    Mr Pickles Goes To School

    Mr Pickles the Crow was perched under the airy arches at Milton St John's School, sheltering from the rain.

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  2. 2
    Roughtown Road / Carrhill Road Junction

    Mr Pickles Meets Mr Pickles

    Mr Pickles was feeling peckish so he flew down to the Co-op store on Carhill Road to see if he could find any crumbs.

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  3. 3

    Mr Pickles Visits Quickwood

    Mr Pickles loved visiting Quick Manor and the cottages next door.

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  4. 4
    Mossley Community Centre

    Mr Pickles Visits St John's

    Mr. Pickles flew over Mossley looking at the queues of people outside the employment exchange.

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  5. 5
    The Old Drill Hall

    Mr Pickles at Drill Hall

    There was a big hubbub at the Drill Hall and Mr Pickles flew down to see what on earth was happening.

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  6. 6
    Woodend Mill by River Bridge

    Mr Pickles At Woodend Mill

    It was early morning and Mr Pickles was sitting on top of a very, very tall chimney feeling quite overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells of the working mill town.

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    The Canal By The Lock

    Mr Pickles On The Canal

    Mr Pickles flew down to the canal to have a look at what was going on down there.

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  8. Now head to Mossley Heritage Centre & Emmaus!

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Each trail was researched by one of Mossley’s schools and takes you across seven places exploring our local history!