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Dawsons fabric


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Dawson fabrics ltd

The history

Built in 1770 by William Marsden who's daughter married Richard Field who then traded there for a number of years until forming the partnership of Field & Bottrill in the 1880's. Now Dawson Fabrics Ltd. The company name Dawson Fabrics closed the doors at Greenside Mill sometime in the late millennium years with the loss of 70 jobs. Administrators from Leicestershire insolvency were called and are now handling the company affairs. The company was said to be doing well with orders from high street stores such as Marks & Spencer. Dawson Fabrics were making fleecing for jackets and blankets. The company closed it's premises on Wakefield Rd in 2000 with a loss of 60+ jobs to focus on their other sites including Greenside Mill. Outline planning for 149 houses have been submitted with
a demolition order which was denied but as recentley been re-subbmitted with agreed amendments.
The Explore :-
Parked up at side of the building and made our way round the back, entry to repair shop was simple enough. No security or alarms throughout the mooch around. We was fortunate enough to find an open door that gave us full access to workshop. After spending two hours mooching around we got back to the car to find the guy who owns the yard opposite paying a lot of attention to us, but we was gone without any confrontation





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