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Report - Rugby Mill, Chadderton - July 2011.

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Ojay, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Ojay

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    Rugby Mill, Chadderton - July 2011.

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    A former textile mill

    Built in 1908 by F.W. Dixon & Son, a local competitor to the renowned Stott dynasty

    One of a group of four still extant mills in the south west corner of Chadderton, covering 3 acres of 4 storeys complete with engine house

    Spindleage (1915) 113,613 Platts, The engine was a 1200 hp cross-compound by George Saxon

    The mill is still largely complete except for the chimney, but has been stripped and pikey'd over the years



    I met up with Speed & Dweeb as they embarked on their Northern roadtrip

    First stop was another look in at this place, with tales of previous fails we decided to nail it for ourselves..


    Smile for the CCTV :rolleyes:

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    A few shots from the 4 floors

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    Stairwell

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    Dweeb

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    Lift Shaft

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    Water Tower/Roof Tings

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    Inside the Water Tower - The climb up was sketch with dry rot & missing steps :eek:

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    Water Tank - Speed described it as "fetid", That would be the rotten pidgeons that went for a swim and didn't make it then

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    Next stop, the Engine House..

    We were losing light fast now so the rest of the trip was a rushed job

    The engine house was pretty decent, although not as impressive as some of the 'Stott' examples I've seen

    A lack of tiles and woodwork in favour of the bog standard green paint and bands of yellow brick only here

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    Rope Race

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    Storage

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    Next up we went for a mooch below the Engine House, this is where the Boilers once resided

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    Not sure what This was used for, maybe someone could enlighten me?

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    Last but not least we found these stunning examples of Etched Windows, these two being the only survivors

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    Soon to be July/Augusts No.1 Tourist hotspot :rolleyes:

    Thanks for looking :thumb




     

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    #1 Ojay, Jul 25, 2011
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    Went for a poke about here today as I noticed they had been well on with demo last few weeks :(

    Surprised more people never bothered with the place whilst it was stood empty :crazy

    Ended up using the iphone for pics as I only had the GoPro in the car and the battery died after 20secs of recording..

    [video=youtube_share;ML7hINPd8as]http://youtu.be/ML7hINPd8as[/video]

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    Blimey, some jib on that concrete muncher.
     
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