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Report - H Shutt & Co, Wool Merchants Bradford, Oct 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dweeb, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. dweeb

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    Little to no history on this one, only what I've managed to piece together myself.

    There is an area in Bradford called "Little Germany", so called because a number of German merchants took up premises in the area in the early 1900's to take advantage of the bustling wool trade the city once had. Schutt seems to have been one of these merchants.

    On first glance the mill looked like one of the most fetted crack pits we had ever seen, enough to stop Turk venturing further than the threshold. Needles don't bother proper explorers too much so Squirrel OT and I braved a mooch inside.

    The mill is pretty empty but very original. Half is decimated from a fire but the other half is explorable, despite spongy floors and a heavy dusting of skag paraphernalia.

    By far the most interesting find lay on top of a sack of coal in the basement, a pile of 30's paperwork which contained amongst other things a bundle of 1938/39 German newspapers which must have belonged to the owner or perhaps another German worker. I'm sure they would make very interesting reading if I could only read German!

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    I keep seeing these sharpened pegs in wool mills. I've managed to find out they were used for fastening the jute sacks of wool together
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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    It really was the fetid drug-pit of doom, and nothing architectural to redeem itself.
     
  3. fidget64

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    This is the one where a druggie died isn't it? There was a makeshift memorial outside to him, apparently he fell down somewhere and was trapped and his equally druggie mate left him there. We didn't get in properly, a few years ago, access was only via the fire damaged bit and after 2 near death experiences we gave it up as a bad job! Those papers are fascinating, I love stuff like that :)
     
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    I can't believe turk didn't want to play catch with the partially full sharps box. :)
    Agreed it was a needle filled cesspit.
     
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    It was a fireman that fell through the floor AFAIK.
     
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    Proper tragedy that, my Mrs used to work at the Solicitors on the corner and remembers it all unfolding. The building adjacent has some interesting looking upper floors, you could look down on it from her ex-office building and there looks to be some proper treasures in there, have tried many times to get in but it is well sealed / still used at low level.
     
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    A tragedy?

    Personally I'm not convinced.

    And if you're going to leave your ODing mate to die in a lift shaft, you don't leave £300 quid stuffed in his pants. Fail.
     
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