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Visited early one morning with @dangle_angle. First of I must say this place is a total death trap with floors that can only be described as weetabix. And is totally stripped out. But is all natural decay no vandalism or graffitti anywhere. Didn't take many photos but here's a few I did.so on with the history and pics...

Swan Meadow Mill was built by James Eckersley in 1827 and became Old Mill when a new, larger mill was built in 1838. It was demolished in 1960 followed in 1963 by the larger mill. James Eckersley and Sons had three four-storey mills by 1880.Musgraves of Bolton supplied a tandem compound steam engine in 1884.Eckersleys ran six spinning mills and two weaving sheds in the town, Swan Meadow Old, Swan Meadow large, Water Heyes, and Western Mills No.1, No.2 and No.3. The mills housed a total of 236,572 ring spindles, 14,554 mule spindles and 1687 loom

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2 hours ago, Vulex said:

Same entrance as when we did it?

Yeah mate well almost the same. Just a slightly bit diffrent. It passed a hour on lol. 

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Should of given me a bell, 10 mins from here lol

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8 hours ago, Vulex said:

Should of given me a bell, 10 mins from here lol

It was a school day so you would have been at work pal

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29 minutes ago, Lavino said:

It was a school day so you would have been at work pal

Gutted, its been way too long!

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Nice m8ty. You gonna be missed on fri. But there will be other times. Speak soon. Looks a place to blow a hour or so . Some bits still left cheers for post m8ty

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