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Report - Rugby Mill, Chadderton. July '11

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by drhowser, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. drhowser

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    Visited With OliverGT, huge thanks to Ojay for the help :thumb

    This was a spur of the moment trip. We were originally looking slightly further north before I saw Ojay's report from here. The decision was made and we set off..

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    Rugby Mill is listed as being built in 1908 although I did find a reference to it's 1200hp George Saxon engine dating that to 1910.
    I couldn't find much more history other than the fact that the architect was F W Dixon and Son.

    More recently it seems to have been home to Gabicci International LTD.
    http://www.gabicci.com/

    Judging by the number of Joe Bloggs tags, it looks like they were suplying most of Manchester with jeans in the early 90's :D

    The building is almost completely empty now, but with some lovely open spaces, nice lighting and lots and lots of pillars..

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    The engine room looks to have been last used as a workshop

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    The huge rope race is still fairly impressive though

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    Cheers :thumb






     

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