Lower Gills Farmhouse copy  Benjamin Thornber c50 with title 350Weaving shed at Lower Gills c 1990  Benjamin Thornber older 350  MargaretThornber with title 350  

Thornber monument350 Copy  Thornber stone 350   Weaving shed 2019 2  Weaving shed 2019 1

 

Benjamin Thornber and Margaret (Nee Duckworth) lived at Lower Gills early to mid 19th century. From this small beginning the Thornber textile businesses developed. The last working mill was Holmes Mill, Clitheroe, which finally closed and is now the well known commercial centre. Benjamin died on 23 March 1885 and is buried at Gisburn, as is his wife who died in 1888.