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Report - Dalton Mills, Keighley - October 2010

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Explored with Laura, Dweeb, Raddog and Speed.

After a stalled start and potential busting, ended up inside this massive mill.

"Dalton Mills was once the largest textile mill in the region, employing over 2000 workers. It was built by Joseph Craven in 1869, replacing the original mill which was owned by Rachel Leach in the 1780's.
The mill was named Dalton Mills after the manager employed by Rachel Leach, a man called Dalton.
In its heyday between 1869 and 1877 the mill provided jobs for workers all over Keighley and the Worth Valley.
As the textile industry declined, the fortunes of Dalton Mills changed and up until 2004, it had been virtually empty for almost a decade. John Craven, the great-great grandson of Joseph, who had built the mill, eventually chose to sell Dalton Mills to Magna Holdings, to ensure it’s survival." ... http://www.daltonmills.co.uk/

Front building...

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Rear building...

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Chimney...

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Stripped out floors...

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An old picture taken on the same floor...

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Old remnants of light industry...

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But we were here to see this in particular, a shaft-driven workshop, slowly decaying away...

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Will Young was here filming a week or so prior to us, this room was supposed to be an asylum mockup...

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Various shots from up the tower...

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What's the interesting shape building at the rear of the shot?...

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Me...

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Dweeb...

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Here's one from Speeds flickr...

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