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Report - T. Forsell and Sons, Leicester - June 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Yorrick, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Yorrick

    Yorrick 28DL Regular User
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    T. Forsell and sons, worsted spinners, started trading in 1835 from this site.
    The company was incorporated (became Ltd) in 1943 and branched out
    into property management in 1949.

    By the early 1960’s they had outgrown the site and moved to purpose built
    premises in nearby South Wigston.
    (The spinning arm finally ceased trading in 2000 but the property arm is still trading.)

    As happens a lot (at least in Leicester) the building was divided up and occupied
    by several small knitwear firms.
    One of these made baby clothes for Boots, as evidenced by the rolls of labels.
    The last of these seems to have moved out around 2005.



    Another wander round a very stripped and derped but pleasant site right in the heart of Leicester.
    Fifth explore of the day with Oriental Orange.


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    A few bits of line-shaft still in place

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    Came across 2 angry men and an even angrier dog, just about here, back in March.
    Thankfully they were out for the day.

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    This one still turns freely.

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