A HOUSEBUILDER is on the lookout for historic images of the former Cussons factory in Prestwich.

Cube Homes, behind Water Mill Gardens, on the old Imperial Leather maker's site, has made the appeal.

Sixty-five new homes, a mixture of three and four-bedroom properties, are planned for the land.

Christopher Heath, Cube's managing director, said: ‘The Cussons factory was a much-loved Prestwich landmark, and we are excited to be able to honour its memory through a photographic celebration. We would also like to educate new residents moving into Water Mill Gardens of the history of the factory."

People with memories or pictures of the location can email Harriet Ball at harriet@building-relations.co.uk

Mr Heath said the site's history included its original acquisition as a mill by Alexander Tom Cussons and the site’s bombing in 1941, alongside its more recent past as the site where Imperial Leather soap was manufactured.

He added: "In fact, the site’s manufacturing history goes back even further – a water wheel dating back to the mid-1500s was discovered on the grounds – meaning it existed around the time of Henry VIII’s reign.