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Report - Kangol hat/clothing factory, Cleator Moor, Cumbria - November 2008

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by horrgakx, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. horrgakx

    horrgakx 28DL Full Member
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    I visited the old Kangol factory with a friend SWORKS as it was open - why not! :)

    This set of pictures, though it looks like the demise of another British industry, is actually a look behind the scenes at a sucess story.

    Kangol started making hats and was founded in 1938. This beautiful sandstone building was used as the Kangol headquarters for a number of years until they relocated over a gradual period from about 1998.

    The pictures are hosted on http://Flickr.com and the complete set (with some different writeup) is here;

    This is the front of the original building, built in 1938.

    Two views of the factory floor;


    And a view from one side of the factory to the other.

    From the top of the stairs...

    ... to the bottom.

    A room

    Same room from a different angle


    The old BT TJF - the phones from all over the site are terminated here. And with the wires at the bottom chopped, it is forever terminated.

    Great textures in this room

    Some fabric samples

    A way out

    Roof vents

    Kanga Loo. Geddit?? Kanga-Loo... oh never mind.

    Product packaging

    A final look back at the site;

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