gig mill

gig mill

[′gig ‚mil]
(textiles)
A textile mill employing rotary wire cylinders for napping.
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Nearly PS350,000 will be spent on replacing the windows at the Dormston School and Gig Mill Primary, while St Marks C of E Primary and Thorns Primary will get boiler replacements totalling PS230,000.
Later on (perhaps around 1770), and as part of the wider mechanisation of the textile industry, the heads were packed together onto revolving cylinders in an arrangement known as a gig mill. A full gig held hundreds of the teasel heads, and since the spines wore down very quickly, the demand for more and more teasels was inexhaustible.
The borough said removing the service from Heath Farm Road, serving Gig Mill Primary School, would save pounds 1,500 a year - which would then be spent on a crossing warden on a busier road.
Emily will go to Ellie's school, Oldswinford Primary in Stourbridge, West Mids, and Thomas will go to Gig Mill, a mile away.
Two of my grandchildren attended Gig Mill School and I have been to see school plays, sports days and special assemblies there.
Almost PS350,000 will be spent replacing windows at The Dormston School and Gig Mill Primary, while St Marks C of E Primary and Thorns Primary will get boiler replacements totalling PS230,000.
Stourbridge: January 14, 7pm, at Gig Mill School, The Broadway.
I HAVE never felt the need to write to a newspaper before but your article about the headmaster of Gig Mill School has angered me so much that I thought you ought to know.
Governors of Gig Mill primary in Stourbridge, West Midlands - motto Together We Care - have written to parents of all 526 pupils.
The scandal has shocked parents and governors of Gig Mill Primary in Norton, Stourbridge and left his family devastated.
Among schools they have targeted is Gig Mill Primary School in Norton, Stourbridge.
They belonged to a long tradition of machine breakers, going back to the 17th century, when gig mills were first introduced.