Web
Analytics
Report - - Dalton Mills Revisited - Keighley, May 2011. | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Dalton Mills Revisited - Keighley, May 2011.

jST

LLS.
Regular User
#1
After a few visits last year and the unfortunate fire, I was keen to revisit this mill to see the damage first hand and also pick up some bits missed.

Lickle Bicka History which has been done lots:

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.
Part of the renovation of the Clock Tower has included restarting the landmark clock which has not ticked for 25 years. In the mill's heyday, thousands of workers relied on the clock to get to work on time, but the hands had not moved for a quarter of a century. Last year Magna Holdings repaired the clock, and illuminated the faces, so it can display the time to the whole of Dalton Lane again.
Nicked from this website: http://www.daltonmills.co.uk/ which explains how they're trying and failing to regenerate the place as a business park.

Some photos:

Fire Damage

IMG_3975.jpg
IMG_3974.jpg


IMG_3973.jpg


Mill Spaces

IMG_3879.jpg


IMG_3903.jpg
IMG_3887.jpg


IMG_3888.jpg


IMG_3895.jpg
IMG_3898.jpg


IMG_3915.jpg


Workshop

IMG_3941.jpg


IMG_3953.jpg
IMG_3939.jpg


IMG_3938.jpg


IMG_3956.jpg
IMG_3971.jpg


IMG_3962.jpg
IMG_3936.jpg


We gotta modify the van...

IMG_3979.jpg


Cheers :thumb

 

Attachments

Similar threads