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Report - Dawson Fabrics / Greenside Mill, Skelmanthorpe. May 2015


jST

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Another factory, tucked away and almost un-noticable unless you look. Tweek had an initial poke and I joined him for a foray into this fairly secure site to try and find a way into the derelict parts, typically this was sealed up tight and we ended up in the live parts (caveat, this is Live still so be careful if you do visit)

Oh well. More knitting and weaving machines, the space that we got into was mainly filled with a large Bruckner rolling / finishing machine and lots and lots of finished cloth, both packaged and unpackaged.

The village is known by locals as ‘Shat’ (various reasons have been put forward for this nickname but the favourite appears to be that when the railway was being built labourers were required to shatter tons of rocks), like many villages in the Huddersfield area, it was first settled by Danes in the ninth century; the suffix ‘thorpe’ indicating Danish origin. The Vikings (invaders from Scandinavia) first attacked Britain in 789 AD but it was not until nearly a century later that some of these invaders began settling in the area.

It is unclear when weaving first began in Skelmanthorpe but certainly by the end of the eighteenth century a number of handloom weavers and clothiers existed in the village; indeed a number of former weavers’ cottages can still be seen in the village today. Joseph Field is one of the first recorded clothiers in the area and his family went on to own three of the village’s textile mills – Elm, Tentercroft and this one, Greenside.

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The Lone Ranger

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That's a stunning looking place, good effort paying it a visit :thumb
 

Speed

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Amazing Amazing. Think I might have to get one of those big Kamsin driers one day. Not sure what for but deffo need one
 
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Fudge

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Derphouse would have a field day with those dryers, better than the slawit laundromat....


ALSO: cfti.
 

Paradox

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Proper nice that :thumb I do like the old mills they always have funky stuff in them :D
 
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tweek

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Hey, the potential derp drew me in. Couldn't find a way into those bits, though. That's literally the only reason I ended up in here because the front admin block and main building are so obviously disused. If i'd have known it was a live site I probably wouldn't have bothered with it. Pleased I did, I guess. Very similar story to the others in the area that jST has posted on Huddersfield's behalf.
 

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