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Video Report - Clogs Factory/Museum, Mytholmroyd, September 2015

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by hellonearth, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. hellonearth

    hellonearth 28DL Regular User
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    We visited this place place for the first time way back in May but for some stupid reason never took a camera. 3 other attempts later and we finally found an entrance. The place is huge, we spent around 2 hour here but you can easily spend the entire day, it's such a mish mash of factory + museum + family entertainment. There's a ball pool, a horror room, a market, santa's grotto, a good collection of machines, and what looks like a pile of somebody's belongings that they've cleared out from home.

    Things to watch out for are the rotting stairs and floors, most of the place is solid stone so no worries there, but some of the stairs and floors are a little worse for wear.

    A lot of people have mentioned setting an alarm off however we've been here twice now and been in every nook and cranny but nothing, must just be lucky.

    Two parter this one, since it was so big...





    Some history...

    As far as I know the place had been manufacturing clogs since the 1940s and in the 1980s they diversified and opened the place up as a family day out type place but visitor numbers suffered in the 90s after a fire and the place closed soon after.

    Here's some history from their site:

    Walkley Clogs is a clog factory where the great British clog is manufactured in its entirety. The company was started by Frank Walkley in 1946. The main styles manufactured at that time were the Safety boot clog, Derby, Gibson and the Bar clog. With slipon styles being produced much later. In 1978 Frank Walkley bought out the famous Maude clog sole works in Hebden Bridge, a company that at its hey day had over 100 employees that turned nothing but clog soles! Walkey Clogs still uses the old machines for turning the wooden clog soles, and manufacturing the irons.
     
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  2. olson

    olson 28DL Full Member
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    Class videos! Keep these up! :thumb
     
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    Spotted this when I was there.

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    Dr.Gusto Dont worry am a doctor
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    Cheers mucka! Will do!
     
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    There is still a Walkley's Clogs, in the village of Mytholmroyd (a mile away from the mill) that makes clogs in the same way the factory did.
     
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