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Report - Bowmans Flour / Whitley Bridge Mill, Eggborough - February 2019


Exploring with Andy

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Whitley Bridge Mill was originally built in 1870s by John and Thomas Croysdale. Powered by electricity and steam, the mill utilised roller milling, a technique that had revolutionised the flour industry. For more than 100 years the mill was owned by James Bowman & Sons Ltd. Bowmans ceased operations at the mill in 2016 after making the decision to move away from flour milling, and the mill was subsequently closed.

Much of the machinery and equipment had been sold at auction, and extensive damaged caused to the building during the removal of the equipment. However enough remained to make this an interesting visit. The building is like a maze, and we kept find more and more bits every time we thought we'd covered the entire place. Visited with @The Amateur Wanderer


Archive image of the mill


The mill as it stands today


Autoroller roller mills




More roller mills


The roller mills were the main machinery in the flour milling process




















One of the few remaining original windows, although now with a metal sheet covering














The laboratory was quite interesting


Note the Bowmans logo used to form a pattern in the tiles


Rear exterior and silos


Fuel pumps​
 

Exploring with Andy

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Lovely stuff. Love a good mill with machinery inside. Reminds me a bit of the one at Teweksbury.
Thanks. It's really only a few bits left now, most of the place is empty, but what is left is quite good.

Nice! We were eyeing this up on our way to errrrr..... a shit derp near by! Great to see inside, looks lovely!
I suspect that may have been the other old mill nearby, with the phone masts on the top. BT own that one now and they keep it very secure.
 

Brewtal

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Thanks. It's really only a few bits left now, most of the place is empty, but what is left is quite good.


I suspect that may have been the other old mill nearby, with the phone masts on the top. BT own that one now and they keep it very secure.
It was dark, we drove past and all went ‘ooooooh’ at the same time and didn’t give it another thought because we had other things on our mind!
 

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