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Report - Reins Mill - Honley (Huddersfield) - November 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by The Lone Ranger, Nov 4, 2013.

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    Reins Mill – Honley - Huddersfield


    A pleasant 3 story mill in the village of Honley. As with all the previous visitors any history was hard to come by. The village as with many in the area were dotted with textile mills, and appears that cloth making has taken place in Honley since the 11th Century.


Very little remains regarding the company itself within the building apart from a Certificate of Incorporation in 1960 establishing itself as a limited Company. Information of the companies activities are also limited, presumably they wove and/or sold rugs, there are some bits and pieces of really old looms in the loft space but that’s about it. It seems that the company only operated for 15 years until it was wound up. After that the bottom of this mill was last used around 2008 as a M.O.T centre/garage place.

    My Visit

    Managed a drive by the day before after ending up at some garages of the same name, by the time I realised there was no mill the heavens had opened so gave it a wave on the way past, the log fire at home seemed the better option that day.

    Roll on 24 hours and clear blue skies made a visit here far more appealing, a great place to spend a few hours, it’s not full of original features or historical paper work; it does however have a certain charm that slowly appears as you stroll around providing glimpses of past going ons in the mill.


    No real structure to the photos, just posted in the order I took them.

    Once in you soon bypass the ground floor and climb the stairs to the 1st floor which has the offices and large open floor.



    It was a grand day with sunlight streaming though the windows casting long shadows on the floors. There was even a chair and a chain!






    This was where the Certificate of Incorporation lives framed on a widow sill and provided a good reflection to times gone by.



    Onwards and upwards to a small room which seems like a shrine to the previous rug industry with samples and tools on display.





    Now for a few tools.



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    I then headed up to the loft area, which had the odd interesting feature.






    After that I headed back to another area of the ground floor, home of the owl pellets and was where the garage was based up to 2008.


    The obligatory cameo shot, especially as there was a forklift.


    Well that’s it, I thoroughly enjoyed this stroll in the sunshine; the amount of photos is a testimony to this!


    #1 The Lone Ranger, Nov 4, 2013
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