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Report - Naylor Jennings Yeadon sept 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by voice, Sep 22, 2013.

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    This is the first report i have placed up here and hope it meets the grade.i've looked at some great photography on here and understand some are manipulated or done using far superior gear to mine - these shots are as the conditions on the day were so please be kind.I'm here to explore as apose to make a great portfolio but hope you enjoy non the less.

    This mill was built in 1868 on land which was purchased from Rawdon Baptist Church.

    A clothier who lived in Little London, Thomas Pratt, was the owner.

    Cloth was produced here until 1906 when a terrible fire gutted most of the building. Scribbling and spinning machinery was lost but the weaving shed was not too badly damaged, the cost of the damage was £20,000.

    It left 300 workers without a job.

    The mill was rebuilt and became a dyehouse for Naylor, Jennings &Co then part of the Vyella Group. The management buy out only got the dye works operational till its final closure in 2010.The site is proposed for redevelopment in july 2013 so we are on borrowed time if you want to explore this place.At present the saving grace is the two mill ponds on site which have become diverse habitat for local wildlife and it is making life a lot more difficult for the developers to get the go ahead to develop the site. If you want anymore info on the mill,its history and archive photos check out the airebourgh historical society web site which has loads of stuff on.
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    Hope you enjoy guys.
     

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