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Report - Daisy Mills - Manchester (March 2016)

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Camera Shy, May 11, 2016.

  1. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
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    Me and @host popped in here a while back as we knew demo was imminent, As it has sat on one of the main roads into Manchester for a Centuary and we pass it all the time we knew it wasn't going to be anything special, however it's a long time landmark and a mill after all - so we made the effort, to be truthful there was very little of the original mill left on show and it had long been used as offices and some light manufacturing but it was still nice to see it before it was gone - It's now rubble.

    Originally a 5 storey victorian cotton mill, the Daisy Mill on Stockport road and its tall chimney with the name Pownall's painted on it, dominated this area of Longsight. Its hooter marked the "lunch 'owr" for local residents. The mill suffered a fire in 1928 but the damage was repaired and it continued to operate until 1939. During WW2 the mill was used by the War Office as an Army Pay Corps Depot. After the war the building once again returned to commerce in the garment industry. Many local women were employed as machinists. Parts of the building are still used by small businesses and some council services. Below you can see the mill, indicated by a red arrow, in an aerial image dated 1953.

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  2. MrDevla

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    Nice set of photos!
     
  3. The Lone Ranger

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    Great you managed one last look inside, nicely captured what was left of the mill :thumb
     
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    Lots to love about these old relics. Nice report :thumb
     
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    Very nice this :thumb I assume it's demo'd now?
     
  6. clebby

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    This is great, nice work.
     
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    Beautiful. Those reflections....another silk purse mate.
     
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    Oh bugger, I guess I'll scrub that one off the list then!

    Good work capturing it, I always find every shot is worth it on the 11th hour like that. Not much left from textile days though?
     
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  9. BrainL

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    Nice pics!!! Especially like the curvy wall one :)
     
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  10. Speed

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    Don't even remeber seeing this one. Got to be good with one of those towers!
     
  11. Alley

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    Lovely report as always. Nice view of the city centre. :)
     
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    Thanks for posting. I didn't know until I read this report that this building had now gone.
    Used to ride my bike to and from Uni past this building in my younger days.
     
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