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Report (Permission Visit) Bailey Mil (35mm fuji velvia + superia)l - Oldham April 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Dissimulate, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Dissimulate

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    Really let myself slip with posting reports these days so I have a bit of a backlog, think it's about time I posted some!

    A friend of mine had been to have a look at this place one day and bumped into a few old gents whilst wandering around the grounds.
    Once of them jokingly asked her if she's interested in buying it (as it's up for sale), she told them about her interest in urbex and old buildings etc
    and as it turns out one of the gents was the mill owner.
    He promptly gave her his details and told her if she wanted to explore it with a few people to contact him first and arrange a day.
    So myself, her and a friend of ours over from Germany organised a trip.
    We met him at a working mill that he owns not far away and told us to follow him through, once there he gave us a full guided tour and a told us a litte bit about the place.

    Unfortunately my memory is like a sponge.. not the "brain like a sponge it soaks up "knowledge" more of an "its soft, mushy and promptly leaks everywhere when used".
    Thanks to the internet i have managed to dig up a bit of history.
    The main building was built in 1863, owned and run as a cotton mill by the Mallalieu family, it later moved on to wool. 2 other buildings where added in 1865 and 1871.
    The mill was used up until 2000 then completely shut down with production being moved to another mill not so far away.

    The owner did tell us that it has been used since, by the police force for airsoft tournaments. He also let a local college
    use it for a fashion show. Other than that it's sat sadly rotting.
    He told us a little about how the would make woolen top hats there and how the tops were spun in mercury to flatten and smooth them. The workers who were constantly
    working with mercury would eventually end up with mercury poisoning and start going mad... Which, boys and girls, is where the term "mad as a hatter" comes from... I did not
    know this till then, i felt truly educated (and a little stupid at the same time).
    After which he passed us the keys and just said crack on, be careful, lock up behind you and drop the keys off on the way back. Legend.

    I did this report solely on 35mm, fancied doing something a bit different. Shooting some expired Fuji Velvia 100 and Fuji Superia 400 on my Canon eos5.

    I've been back since this report, but i thought i'd share my 35mm photos instead of the digital ones from the explore after.

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  2. Indecisive Moment

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    Re: Bailey Mil (35mm fuji velvia + superia)l - Oldham April 2004

    Lovely to see this mill again. This must be one of the oldest reports! You've got some great shallow depth of field.

    P.S. Did you get to see the carding machines?
     
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    Re: Bailey Mil (35mm fuji velvia + superia)l - Oldham April 2004

    Nice pics mate! :thumb


    Mr Ex
     
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    Can I be a needy child and maybe request you to upload the photos at the full allowed width of 1024px? I'd love to see the film shots bigger, they're wasted being so small!
     
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    Great post and report.....pics are fabulous but as above.....could be bigger to do them justice!!!!
     
  6. Dissimulate

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    Cheers! Although somehow one of the Ls in Mill has ended up the wrong side of the brackets?
    Thanks bud :-)
     
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    Was this report in 2014? You don't need a set of keys for this place, and ain't for about 3 years!

    Good report thou
     
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    I'm sure it said 2004 at first! no wonder there's no carding machines!
     
  9. Dissimulate

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    The fella said he's there regularly trying to keep the place sealed up, certainly wasn't any other entry when we were there.
     
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    Yeah, i screwed up the title haha.
     
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    Great stuff, especially loving it's all on film too.
     
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