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Report - Walkleys Clogg Mill - West Yorkshire - August 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Bigian88, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Bigian88

    Bigian88 The Massive Mancunian
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    The Visit

    After seeing a few other reports of this place, we thought we'd check it out and see what it has to offer. Unfortunately the building was a bit of a let down as it has been thoroughly trashed and almost everything that remains has been damaged or destroyed - other than the ball pit area which is unsurprisingly still standing and functioning well ;)


    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.


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  2. Lancashire lad

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    ahhhh you didn't see the big steam powered mill wheel then?
     
  3. Bigian88

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    I don't recall seeing one.

    I didn't even see the floor above the ball pit area as I was busy taking photos of the grotto when @BrainL was up there and I forgot to nip up there. So I know I missed a few areas :(
     
  4. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
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    theres a big blue printing machine on the bottom floor too pal
     
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