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Report - Robert Fletchers Paper Mill, Greenfield - June 2013.



Nickindroy

A Porky Prime Cut
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Fancy Fletchers Nick? Nice and early? No!
Marsden invited me along and although I love my lie-ins of a weekend, it was worth getting up for. I'm not really a derp lurker, but this place is enormous and still full of machinery with offices that look like whoever was in there, walked out and left everything. Visited on a June weekend with marsden1002, Tom Sherman, Indecisive Moment and noodlethesis.

Greenfield paper mill was owned by Robert Fletcher and is situated in the village of Greenfield in Oldham it opened in 1921 and mainly produced cigarette papers.The company’s products cover a wide range of fine tissues; in this field, Robert Fletcher & Son Limited has a world-wide reputation for quality, reliability and good service to the customer which is founded upon more than a hundred years of experience. The company’s products cover a wide range of fine tissues; in this field, Robert Fletcher & Son Limited has a world-wide reputation for quality, reliability and good service to the customer which is founded upon more than a hundred years of experience.
Towards the late 90’s the two mills of Robert Fletcher & Son Ltd started to struggle. The increased cost of wood pulp and energy combined to make it tough financially. In 1997 the greenfield site had a turnover of nearly £17m and shareholder funds exceeded £9m. By 1999 turnover was down to £8.2m and the shareholders funds had dwindled to little over £4m. In 2000 in an effort to save the business going to the wall resulted in the closure of the Stoneclough site and 120 job losses resulted from the closure although 50 new jobs would be created at the Greenfield site.The mill shut in July 2001 after recording losses totaling £1.8M in the last year and was later used by GMP to train their dogs until the site was declared unsafe.
A comedic entrance was made, banging and clanking all the way in, with some of our shorter visitors need a 'peg up' here and there. I can only imagine the particular security guard on duty, was stone fucking deaf.

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Had a great day, thanks for having a look :thumb
 
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