MURPHYS MACHINERY AKA IMPERIAL WORKS MILL
I know this one has been done to death (almost literally now) but the last report was over a year ago so here's an update.
G.L Murphy's Machinery Ltd was an industrial parts manufacturer established in 1930. They were based in this mill, named Imperial Works, on the rural outskirts of Menston in West Yorkshire, since 1949 until its closure in 2002. The company made tools, belt driven machinery, transmissions and electrical equipment, specializing in items for tanners and leather manufacturers in addition to glue and gelatine plants. They produced batch runs of specialist components and carried out renovation work on various machine parts.
During the second world war Muphey's, like many other factories throughout Great Britain contributed to the war effort creating parts for the Royal Air Force, which they were subsidized to do by the Government.
The roof has caved in in places, but the chimney, which has ‘machinery’ painted down the side, still stands.
The site closed in 2002 and has remained derelict ever since.
This place defines 'unsafe' - I'd say its almost as bad as J S Jonas Ltd Premises in Bradford. The upper floors are in extremely poor condition, with many floorboards snapped and disintegrating, oh and the ceiling has almost fallen down. The place is knackered. Downstairs in the main workshop room there are still some interesting appliances and machinery which tells the story of the buildings former use.
Unfortunately, most everything has been trashed or destroyed, and racist graffiti is scrawled across the walls throughout.
There is a very interesting and more 'hidden' room which isn't quite as damaged where it seems they stored all the different tools and items needed to conduct their work. Overall, not a bad one, but be careful in there.
Thanks for looking.