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Report - Rock Nook Mill - Littleborough - June 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by degenerate, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. degenerate

    degenerate 28DL Full Member
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    Rock Nook was constructed in 1886 for Fothergill and Harvey, a company that produced technical textiles, as the company grew and expanded. Originally, fabrics were woven from natural fibres such as cotton and the company produced the first khaki drill for servicemen's uniforms. By 1945, as a research unit had been established, the company was diversifying away from cotton and into glass and other synthetic fabrics. Fothergill and Harvey were amongst the first weavers to produce fabrics from new aramid fibres and during 1972 took advantage of the technology available from the Royal Aircraft Establishment to weave carbon fibre. The Fothergill and Harvey Group were acquired by Courtaulds in 1987 and using the technology of Courtaulds commenced production of knitted fabrics. Once Fothergill and Harvey left the mill was taken over by Tygaflor Ltd who manufacture high performance, fluoropolymer coated fabrics but have since bought by Saint-Gobain and moved to Rochdale.

    About a week after these were taken the place was set on fire :( and I don't think I ever got round to uploading this.









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