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Report - Dalton Mill, Keighley, August 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by catbalou, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. catbalou

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    Since the fire in January here, I knew visiting this place wouldnt have been the same if Id got round to it last year... however, it was still a nice place to wander around in.
    Being 'spoilt' by a visit to George Barnsleys previously, anything would have been second best, but the building itself looks fantastic from the outside at least.
    Inside was stripped, but the features of the place still remained in all their glory and a visit to the workshop more than made up for the vast amount of "fly tipping" that seems to be going on there at present.

    I was curious to know more about the caravan at the back...but no sign of life apart from some horsies when we had a dodge around there.



    Dalton Mills was once the largest textile mill in the region, employing over 2000 workers. It was built by Joseph Craven in 1869, replacing the original mill which was owned by Rachel Leach in the 1780's.

    The mill was named Dalton Mills after the manager employed by Rachel Leach, a man called Dalton.

    In its heyday between 1869 and 1877 the mill provided jobs for workers all over Keighley and the Worth Valley.

    As the textile industry declined, the fortunes of Dalton Mills changed and up until 2004, it had been virtually empty for almost a decade.



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    "Save Hidden Shadow" indeed.... :)
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    This staircase was was on my favourite parts of the building... dont know why... just liked it here
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    Fire damage.... :(
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