Bridge Mills Built in 1902 by Francis Perks to the designs of a local builder, John Sheldon. Bridge Mills was the last multi storey, steam powered tenement lace factory to be built in Long Eaton and was in fact constructed after the town already had its first electrically powered lace factory building.
Other things that happened in 1902:
Nathan Stubblefield makes the first public demonstration of radio in Pennsylvania, USA.
Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam).
Popular Mechanics magazine is first published.
Textile workers strike in Enschede Netherlands till June 1.
Gideon Scheepers South African Boer leader, executed.
Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA.
Aleksandr Skriabin's second Symphony in C premieres in Saint Petersburg.
Five workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (New York City New York).
Carnegie Institute founded in Washington DC.
China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet.
Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin.
Young Women's Hebrew Association organized in New York City, New York.
Police beats up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels.
Underground railway (U-Bahn).
The opera "Le Jongleur (Hunchback) de Notre Dame" is produced (Monte Carlo).
Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks and damages Sutro Baths, San Francisco.
Dr Harvey Cushing, first US brain surgeon, does his first brain operation.
Battle at Yzer Spruit Boer General De la Rey beats British.
Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo.
American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago.
Census Bureau forms.
Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal.
First performance of Jean Sibelius' second Symphony.
Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna.
Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri.
Enrico Caruso becomes first well-known performer to make a record.
Schönberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna.
Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine.
First motion picture theater opens (Los Angeles CA).
Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund established with $10 million.
Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte", premieres in Paris France.
Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms.
Sipyagain Russian minister of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated.
Battle at Rooiwal, South Africa.
JC Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer Wyoming.
Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On the Church in the US".
Denmark is first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.
Marie and Pierre Curie isolate radioactive element radium.
The first science fiction film, A Trip To The Moon, is released.
British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die.
Zulu assault at Holkrantz, South Africa.
Soufriere volcano on Saint Vincent kills 2-5,000.
Mount Pelée erupts, wipes out Saint Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000.
Lyman Gilmore is first person to fly a powered craft.
Portugal bankrupt by revolt in Angola.
Great Britain and Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria.
US military occupation of Cuba (since January 1, 1899) ends.
Empire Day first celebrated in Britain.
Boer War Ends; Treaty of Vereeniging signed, Britain annexes Transvaal.
England establishes Order of Merit.
US Congress establishes a Mint at Manilla for the Philippines.
A fireball is observed over Saint Petersburg, Russia, crashing on to the shore of Ladoga Lake in region of Marialachti Bay. Pallasite-type fragments are distributed over 50m radius, largest found is 22.7kg.
Edward VII of England is crowned King.
A meteorite falls to earth, landing in Sharpsburg, Kentucky, USA. The main piece weighs 181 pounds.
The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii.
Boers and British army sign peace treaty.
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Very beautiful photo and Wonderful shot
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012, dear friend
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Beautiful capture of this high chimney, 3_Wheels
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012, MonPiche
A fantastic picture Mark! Thank you for taking the time to list some 1902 happenings. Makes very interesting reading!
Very nice picture.
I wish you a Happy New Year 2012 .
It's an excellent photo L, the 1902 facts are awesome (LIKE!). Thank you for taking the time to 1902 comments. Regards and best wishes, your friend, Hal
nice ssky and perspective, very good photo and info like
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