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Report - Failsworth Mill, Manchester - March 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Indecisive Moment, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Indecisive Moment

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    Not a lot of history on this place other than various companies occupying different floors/parts of the building over the years, just like a lot of mills up North. I remember a few years ago going in here to buy a mirror - according to online sources it was still operating as an antiques place back in 2010. They have relocated to another venue in Failsworth.

    According to JST's report -

    "The mill seems to have been inhabited by a company named R&J Partington (1920) who manufactured cloth for export, later being incorporated into a division of Indo Afican Exports Ltd. Judging by some of the documentation and business cards found around the offices, the company ceased to trade in August 2012 with Chinese, Indian and African clients"


    This is a lovely old mill with lot of bits and pieces and a hell of a lot of paper work remaining. Some of the floors have been ripped up and much of the false plasterboard ceilings were a slushy mush beneath my feet, with metal framework hanging down, dangerously close to eye level.

    I visited twice - first visit I spent far too long on the ground floor which was pretty much empty but the sun was shining through the big wide windows which made for a lovely photo but unfortunately many of them didn't come out as well as I would have liked. By the time I got to the top floor night was falling and I didn't want to hang around in case I bumped in to some undesirables. Visited the following day and headed straight to the top - right to the roof in fact - ignoring or rather not noticing any signs that might have said there's a mobile phone mast up there. Anyway, I have confirmed it with people in the know (Fishbrain) about this and I think I'm safe and my brain hasn't fried or turned to mush :D

    I've just seen the newspaper report about a fire in the mill so it's definitely on a downward spiral. Not really surprised about the fire as it was full of youths messing around wrecking the place just as I was on my way out - Manchester firefighters called to blaze at abandoned mill in Oldham - Manchester Evening News

    Thanks to Nick for the heads up on this :)



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    Thanks for looking :)​
     
    #1 Indecisive Moment, Mar 8, 2014
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