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Report - Old Lane Mill - Halifax September 2012


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Old Lane Mill is full of kids with Canons these days, pretty surprising!
I believe this place is getting demolished soon, they are thinning the structure and have removed pretty much everything and there has been a lot of builders around it recently. Nothing interesting in this place anymore, at all!

But still we thought we'd give it an explore!
(The reason some are watermarked is because they were used by my College)

History (nabbed)

History-
In 1816, a mill is recorded here with Jonathan Akroyd. In 1818, it was used by Akroyd, Garlick & Company.
A steam-powered worsted mill was built by James Akroyd in 1825. This was one of the largest mills in the district. The mill was said to be fire-proof.
In 1827, Akroyd built the first Jacquard looms in Britain, and the mill was iron-framed and fitted with stone floors – the first in any British mill – to support the machinery.
The offices of the Woodside Penny Savings Bank were originally here.
The night watchman fired a blunderbuss each night to signal that he was on duty.

Owners and tenants of the works have included

Jeremiah Rawson [1836]
William Henry Rawson [1870]
William H. Rawson & Company [1861, 1874]
Joseph Moxon Kirk & Sons [1890] – with one or two exceptions, this was the largest dye works in England
Old Lane Dyeworks Company Limited [1905]
Davis, Gordon & Company [1905]
Allen North & Company [1905]

It was damaged by fire on 21st January 1905.

The mill later formed a part of the Dean Clough complex.

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Shot from the top of the roof!

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CYA.
 

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