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Report - Callis Mill - Charlestown - June 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by degenerate, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. degenerate

    degenerate 28DL Full Member
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    Callis Mill started out as a cotton mill and it was by far the largest Mill in Charlestown.

    In 1861 it was owned by the Lacey brothers. The Laceys were famous locally for refusing to pay rates to the Sowerby township, demanding to pay the township of Erringden. In 1876, this resulted in the seizure of goods for constables rates.

    In 1926 it became Cords Ltd, owned by Messrs Shepherd and Tattersall. Ted Tattersall had mills at Pecket well, above Hebden Bridge, Rochdale and Staleybridge as well as being a director of the Rochdale canal. He travelled on horseback until the late 1920s when he got a new Bentley every year. Mr Shepherd patented a cotton tyre fabric using the best Egyptian cotton which the mill manufactured.

    From 1972, the mill was used by Brytmet which made aluminium products, They closed due to "high labour turnover". In 1976 the mill was bought by developers who knocked down the main mill to create a car park. All that remains standing are shells of the weaving sheds that are used by the canal company and the dye house which was recently used by a German owned chemical company called Aquaspersions. (Shamelessly stolen from www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk)

    I popped my head in earlier this year to see how it was doing since half of this area got flooded in the Boxing Day floods and it's pretty much the same just covered in silt!


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    Just drove past this now, debated calling in but on closer inspection it looks totally trashed. Good report though!
     
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    Cheers, its in even more of a state now you probably made a good call there.
     
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