Top spin

Alfred Bailey retires after 47 years in the yarn spinning industry.'Photo by Ron Duggins
Alfred Bailey retires after 47 years in the yarn spinning industry.'Photo by Ron Duggins

Alfred Bailey could definitely spin a few yarns.

He retired in the 1980s after notching up 47 years in the woollen yarn spinning industry.

He began work with Patons and Baldwins at the age of 16 in their Smedley Street premises and received a camera as his retirement gift.