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Report - Sunnybank Mills, Leeds - II. May 2013.

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by jST, May 27, 2013.

  1. jST

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    Following on from my previous permission visit from the vast Mill just up the road from me http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums...11-sunnybank-mills-leeds-december-2012-a.html I happened to call in as today was the Farsley Festival and the established artspace was showing an exhibition of some local artworks with a nice band playing etc...

    On a brief meander to the loo to flush some of the Erdinger from my system I accidentally happened to have a look behind one of the big slidey doors and one thing led to another “as you do”.

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    There was a largeish mill space that I hadn’t seen on my prior visit, which currently stands where the entrance to the new development is proposed, hence this will more than likely be demolished.

    A shame if it is, as there was a mega bonus downstairs, an E. Mills & Son heavy duty hyrdraulic lift complete with original steam pump engine and belts still in situ, lovely stuff. It even had a little chain handle driven dolly on rails... see below for an operating demonstration by yours truly.

    Lift shaft top and looking down to the lift platform at the bottom.

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    Newspaper clip from the opening of the nearby Bramley Baths (still open) from 22/10/1904 taped inside a ledger desk.

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    Downstairs: Ancient switchgear

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    E Mills & Son engine powering the hydraulic lift, similar to that in the ad below.

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    Hand driven railed dolly.

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    little Santon immersion hot water heater presumably for teas etc.

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    Let's roll...

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    Cheers for having a look.​
     
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