Wherre is Barlick?
There used to be thirteen cotton mills in Barlick. If my history teacher is to be believed that would place it in Lancashire because Yorkshire worked wool. Now, of course, there are no working mills in Barlick.
Perhaps that explains the ambiguous cast iron work on the benches in Victory Park
It does not explain why the lane named Forty Steps has only 39 steps!
One mill - Bancroft -has been partially rescued. Although the weaving sheds were demolished in 1978, the engine house and boilers have been preserved and are in steam about 18 Sundays per year. Most Saturdays it can be viewed whilst the volunteers are working .