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Report - Dalton Mills - August 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by DragonFlame, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. DragonFlame

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    In August 2011, I went on a trip to leeds with my other half, TBM, Landie Man and his misses Zog.6.6.6 (her flickr name). One of the places we visited was Dalton Mills. Nows heres a bit of history before my photos:

    Dalton Mills was once the largest textile mill in the region. It employed over 2000 workers. It was built by Joseph Craven in 1869, replacing the original mill which was from the 1780's. The mill was named Dalton Mills after a man called Dalton, the manager employed by Rachel Leach, Rachel Leach was the owner of the original mill.

    As the textile industry declined, the fortunes of Dalton Mills changed and up until 2004, it had been virtually empty for almost a decade. John Craven, the great-great grandson of Joseph, who had built the mill, eventually chose to sell Dalton Mills to Magna Holdings, to ensure it’s survival. Part of the renovation of the Clock Tower has included restarting the landmark clock which has not worked for 25 years.

    Now for the Photos, hope you like :

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    Hope you enjoyed my report on Dalton Mills
    :bananapopcorn​
     
    #1 DragonFlame, Jan 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012

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