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Report - Wellington mills/Knoll spinning-3/6/7

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by romanian1, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. romanian1

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    Wellington mills in greenfield, oldham was built in 1852 for shaw, son and lees cotton spinners who traded until 1858 and were the succeeded by N broadbent and sons until 1932 after which the buildings were left unused for 6 years. 1938 saw part of the buildings used as a general engineering works and in 1941 the rest of the premises were opened up with the instalaation of 362 looms by the fabric weaver B. kershaw.

    In the years up to 1946 the emngineering section of the mill produced engine parts for bombers after which it became first a naval store and then a store for the british wool board. In 1946 the buildings and landwere purchased by william oddy who transferred their woolen carding and mule spinning operations form shipley to the mill.This was the birth of the knoll spinning company.

    I have more spiel on the mill and its operations if anyone is particularly interested, just let me know.

    Anyway, onto the pictures and that, visited with Lawrence and bungle666.

    The first part we visited had housed a funeral parlour and as such still contained the body gurney and freezers.

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    Theres plenty to see, ive tried not to show everything to give lawrence a a chance to show a few other viewpoints in his pics which im sure will follow shortly.
     

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  2. Lawrence

    Lawrence Born With A Beard
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    Re: Wellington mills/Knoll spinning-3/6/7-Report

    Was nice to see this place after seeing the report from the other guys, I had to do some acrobatic climbing to get into the building, only to find out it was the wrong one :rolleyes:

    Some pics i felt did come out well, just posted a few though... but pic heavy maybe..

    And thanks again to Bungle666 :thumb Nice one fella!!!!

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