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Report - Ainscough Flour mill-burscough-11/05/07

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romanian1

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Following on from suggestions from Karl. pixie and Azubi that i check this place out, i decided to on their reccommendation as i figured if all 3 of them thought it was a good site then it must be worth seeing, so with that in mind myself and Lawrence headed over to burscough to check it out.

Set on the leeds liverpool canal, ainscough was one of the last mills to stop using the canal for transport and still has the original roof overhanging the canal to shelter the bargemen from the elements, it consists of a victorian house of about 1850, the original mill and chimney and some later additions as you can see in this picture.
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The victorian house was (as far as i can tell) used for administration and research and houses a laboratory and offices and has many of the original features associated with a house of this period including stained glass and cornicing.
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And of course the usual safe
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the labs
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Moving into the mill itself now, being mancunian and a northerner ive seen my fair share of mill interiors but most of those were used for the production of textiles and this was my first ever flour mill so it was interesting to see how modern milling has evolved from the old fashioned rotating stones.
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one of many sacks lying around
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Control panels
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Ive got a lovely pair of budenbergs (anyone who's ever been out with me will know how excited i got when spotting these beauties, manufactured in broadheath no more than 2 miles from my home)
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Lawrence

Born With A Beard
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Oh My GOD! I look a state on that pic! :eek:

Was a good day i felt, apart from getting pulled on the way there by the police, but he was a sound guy.

A lot of the rooms seemed the same, and the floors had some tremendous drop, but the highlight was the tower, and climbing to the top of the rusty fire escape.

anywho.. pics.

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Not many as me camera's batteries were on their last legs.
 

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AndyM

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Thanks for the tour of the site Si, glad you knew your way round as I'd never have found the way out again, what a bloody maze! Nice pic of me gibbo, I needed a bit of a kip you see!
A lot of mine are similar to what's been posted, so here are a few of mine.

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View from near the top - I didn't go all the way up the water tower, not so much the height as the ladder to get up there!
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Flour
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Worlds smallest ladder - for cleaning ground floor windows?
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Having conquered his fear of heights, R1 continues to look for new challenges
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Now go sweep that yard!
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