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Report - Dewsbury mill - Dewsbury - January 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by sammydoublewhammy, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. sammydoublewhammy

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    First of all if you were thinking of going, Pack some wellies.

    History from wakey lad

    Visited with JST​

    Built in 1863, these mills are typical of many in the wider area, which underwent a period of major growth as a mill town between 1800 & 1890. Usually family owned, many of these heavy woollen businesses helped Dewsbury grow to such an extent, that during this period, the population grew from 4,000 to 30,000. Sadly, the area went into decline after the wool crisis in 1951, which saw Australian sheep farmers begin to charge higher prices. There was a recovery in the late 1960s, sadly this was short lived. The mills of Dewsbury have now either been converted into apartments or demolished, this is one of few exceptions that has survived having closed after the 1973 oil crisis. In more recent years the site has been used as a stone masons yard, this also appears to have halted.








    #1 sammydoublewhammy, Jan 14, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012

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