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Report - Minto & Turner Warehouse, Manchester Sept 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dweeb, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. dweeb

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    There is literally no history on this place. I did find something on the net saying became Minto and Turner in the 1970's, but the wooden letters in the side of the building are clearly older than that.

    The outside of the building is incredibly original, plastered with enamel signs and has it's cranes and cast iron fire escapes in situ. Inside has been pretty stripped ready for conversion, but there are a few gems inside, the main event being the hydraulic bailer. There are very few of these left around as it is, but this one in particular is still sporting a huge makers plate which made it a spectacle in itself.

    Although there was no epic to be seen in the whole place, I enjoyed wandering around. It has clearly been a very long time since any of it was decorated or modernized, so everything from lampshades to door handles were decades old. The offices had anaglypta wallpaper around the picture rail which looked very old indeed (if only they still sold those patterns!) and behind the paneling on the main staircase there was some early 20th C stenciling peeping through.

    I sometimes think you look harder in an empty building for things of interest, I bet I would have walked past all of those little features if the place had been full of looms!

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  2. Choo Choo m8ty

    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
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    Still think the roof to this can be done somehow. Nice to see it again. Thx for report
     
  3. dave

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    Some really nice features highlighted there. I went back to what i thought was a totally stripped mill in Bradford recently and like you spotted things i missed the first time even things like old coat hangers etc etc. Thanks for sharing this btw.
     
  4. Funlester

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    Nice photos, may have to take a visit to this soon myself
     
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