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Report - Gannex, Broadlea mills, Elland, Yorkshire 03/10

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by bungle666, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. bungle666

    bungle666 ....king of snake........
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    Visited with Bigjobs and AndyJ.

    the gannex material was once called "the savior of the yorkshire textile industry" and the kagan textiles site (broadlea and marshfield mills over the road) were once Ellands biggest employer. gannex was produced here till sometime in the 80s and broadlea mill was used for industrial units before the kagan family sold the site to the property developer clayton homes, who allready owned the marshfield mill site over the road.

    a multitude of uses have been put forward for the site, including a new asda and bus station (2001/2) and later a conversion to flats and office / retail space. the owner (clayton homes) went into administration in august 2009 and the site is now in the ownership of pennine housing, who are debating what to do with the site next.

    on the surface this place looks knackered, but there are some gems inside to those patient enough to persevere, including 100s of gannex coat patterns.......

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    Turned out to be a good day on the whole, with another one ticked off the list!!

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  2. Bigjobs

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    When you're there it looks like it was put there by an employee regarding moving the door itslef.

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    to get that shat, meant climbing up this
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    and that was the better of the two :D

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    During the 1939/45 war after the bombing of Bradford the Mill was used for the storage of wool. This was then supplied to manufacturers for uniforms etc for the armed forces. For a short time Crossleys mill was also used. My father John Wilson Kelley was the manager. After leaving Elland Grammer School i started my working life there. The office girl was Miss Jessie Brook who lived in one of the street above the Town Hall picture house. I still have a Gannex coat. Ralph Kelley
     
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    Anybody know how far demo is atm?
     
  5. bungle666

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    Its Still EXACTLY the same dweeb. AFAIK its a listed building and cannot be demolished!

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    I had an email from a journo about it, they said that demo had started, wanting to do a piece on the history of the place, but I've actually no idea as I didn't bother replying to it.
     
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    Just got back from doing this ,it is well and truly bare inside and they have started to demo it at on e end wont last long...
     
  8. bungle666

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    FFS :( Cheers host, i only drove past 3 week ago and there was NO indication of impending demo :(:(:(:(:(

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    Putting a tribute report up tomorrow, i was surprised as well luckily i only came from manchester but it was still worth it..
     
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