1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - ROCK NOOK MILL , may 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Lancashire lad, May 30, 2015.

  1. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    202
    DSCF1713.JPG HISTORY
    Rock Nook mill was originally the home of Fothergill and Harvey which was founded in 1847, as a partnership between Thomas Fothergill and Alexander Harvey, the company has been producing technical textiles since 1848.

    Originally, fabrics were woven from natural fibres such as cotton and the company produced the first khaki drill for servicemen's uniforms.

    Rock Nook was constructed in 1886 as the company grew and expanded. By 1945, as a research unit had been established, the company was diversifying away from cotton and into glass and other synthetic fabrics.

    The company was amongst the first weavers to produce fabrics from new aramid fibres and during 1972 took advantage of the technology available from the Royal Aircraft Establishment to weave carbon fibre.

    The Fothergill and Harvey Group was acquired by Courtaulds in 1987 and using the technology of Courtaulds commenced production of knitted fabrics.

    Once Fothergill and Harvey left the mill was taken over by Tygaflor Ltd. who in turn have been swallowed up by Saint-Gobain and moved to Rochdale.

    REPORT
    Attended with @CrazyNinjaSquirrel and @godgp78 this wasn't on our target list for the day but after mutual agreement and me remembering there was an abandoned mill here we decided to have a mooch as we had time to spare.
    entry was very easy no need to climb the palisade to the top floor but the mill structure itself was well dodgy (probably why they had dangerous building signs everywhere :confused:) but providing you watched your footing and what you were stepping on it was pretty ok until you saw down between the floors four stories lol.
    tons of orginal nice old industrial stuff left behind and the office blocks were still full of files, desks and what not quite liked this one to be fair and we didn't even do the tower or admin level as we didn't take torches so a re visit is on the cards ...;)
    DSCF1717.JPG DSCF1719.JPG DSCF1722.JPG DSCF1723.JPG DSCF1726.JPG DSCF1730.JPG DSCF1735.JPG DSCF1739.JPG DSCF1742.JPG DSCF1748.JPG DSCF1755.JPG DSCF1760.JPG DSCF1766.JPG DSCF1772.JPG DSCF1773.JPG DSCF1791.JPG DSCF1795.JPG DSCF1794.JPG
     
    Cassidy Edwards likes this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2014
    Messages:
    719
    Likes Received:
    503
    Nice photos mate, well done.
     
    Lancashire lad likes this.
  3. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    202
    @GRONK cheers pal its a nice explore if you havnt done it
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in