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Report - Walkleys Clog Mill, Hebden Bridge - August 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by BrainL, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    The Visit
    We'd heard tales of this place being alarmed and all sorts so were quite cautious entering.. turned out to be a nice relaxed explore with the obligatory fun and games in the ball pool and the slide :)

    If anything this place reminded me a little of Camelot in the sense of how sad it was to see all the childrens play things left behind, can imagine the fun that kids must have had in here over the years :(

    The History
    Walkley Clogs is a clog factory where the great British clog is manufactured in its entirety. The company was started by Frank Walkley in 1946. The main styles manufactured at that time were the Safety boot clog, Derby, Gibson and the Bar clog. With slipon styles being produced much later. In 1978 Frank Walkley bought out the famous Maude clog sole works in Hebden Bridge, a company that at its hey day had over 100 employees that turned nothing but clog soles! Walkey Clogs still uses the old machines for turning the wooden clog soles, and manufacturing the irons. The clog making skills used are those skills that have been passed down from generations of Walkley Clogs clog makers. Many of our older clog customers will remember Gordon and Nelson real lovely characters, and John who only recently retired a few years ago.. and not forgetting Arthur who up to 86 years of age still worked making the Walkley clogs for two days a week.

    Walkey Clogs is proud to keep the old traditional styles and over the years has manufactured many more styles that fit in with today’s markets. Most years Walkley Clogs are seen on the cat walks, and every year work with budding fashion designers who always have their own ideas on clog design. Today Walkley clogs manufactures a wide range of styles of clogs which include wooden sandals and slip-ons and various types of boots and shoes in a good selection of colours. The uppers used are mainly leather but also a non leather clog can be manufactured if required. The company also produces a lovely range of children’s clogs styles and supplies clog dance teams in the UK with dancing clogs. Walkley clogs produces 40 styles plus and offers to make up custom made clogs in any style and any colour.

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  2. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
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    some nice piks , its good explore if you can see past the money generating crap interior they fitted , and again no shot of the giant steam wheel?
     
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  3. BrainL

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    No, didn't see the wheel unfortunately.. not sure how we missed it if its that big haha
     
  4. Lancashire lad

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    where the loom is theres windows behind its in this area
     
  5. Will Knot

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    Yes mate....like it....great pics and report :thumb
    Might have to take the kids for a cheap day out.......:D:D
     
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    Nice one, when I was here earlier in the year I nearly shit myself when I tripped over a mannequin leg and briefly thought it was real, what a nob I looked!
     
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  7. prawnstar

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    Been here 4 times now and there is still stuff ive missed, good pictures :p
     
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