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Report - walkleys clog mill , july 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Lancashire lad, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Lancashire lad

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    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.
    THEN THEY WENT BUST.

    THE EXPLORE
    The mill itself is quite easy to find and as we were in the area thought we might as well have a crack at it , entry was easy if you know how and where to look.
    so into the ground floor this is where all the good stuff is mainly the old steam friction wheel with all the gubbins still attached mega! then the old restored loom so much history just left behind what I found a shame is they turned a great old mill into a playground almost its so easy to miss things as they have created loads of little spaces and areas behind areas be prepared to spend at least a god three four hours to see the whole sight I did two and now need a revisit DSC_0586.JPG DSC_0590.JPG DSC_0591.JPG DSC_0595.JPG DSC_0597.JPG DSC_0603.JPG DSC_0610.JPG DSC_0614.JPG DSC_0620.JPG DSC_0626.JPG DSC_0629.JPG DSC_0645.JPG DSC_0655.JPG DSC_0657.JPG DSC_0638.JPG
     
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  2. The Amateur Wanderer

    The Amateur Wanderer 28DL Regular User
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    Nice, least you got a pic of the stationary steam engine, always annoys me when people visit here and miss the star attraction!
     
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    'BEXIN 4 LIFE' haha
     
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  4. Cuuvin

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    nice pics ... lil' bright in there ,eh? , Lancashdre lad ?... :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Lancashire lad

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    Haha dark as fuck pal light painting up close with a cree surefire not good lol
     
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