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  1. TheBackpackExplorer

    Great Britain RYLANDS MILL - WIGAN- SEPT 2021

    The History… Rylands Mill has been named as one of the top ten most endangered buildings in the UK, by the Victorian Society. In 1819, Rylands & Sons were established with their seat of operations being in Wigan. From 1847, John Rylands became sole proprietor of the company after the death of...
  2. TheBackpackExplorer

    Great Britain SPRINGSIDE PAPER MILL - BELMONT - AUGUST 2021 - PART#2

    The History Springside Paper Mill, where paper was made continuously since 1834 - originally belonging to John Livesey who had previously run paper mills at Prestolee & Springfield. At this time rags & textiles were recycled to make paper; wood pulp was not used in papermaking until about 1910...
  3. TheBackpackExplorer

    Great Britain SPRINGSIDE PAPER MILL - BELMONT - AUGUST 2021 - PART#1

    The History Springside Paper Mill, where paper was made continuously since 1834 - originally belonging to John Livesey who had previously run paper mills at Prestolee & Springfield. At this time rags & textiles were recycled to make paper; wood pulp was not used in papermaking until about 1910...
  4. ForgottenBuildings

    Italy Synthetical nylon factory - Aug, 2021.

    History: This former synthetical nylon factory was established back in the mid 20s by a German textile entrepreneur. At the time the factory location was chosen due to the close proximity to a lake and the Swiss border. After the opening the factory got into hard times due to sanctions and the...
  5. ForgottenBuildings

    Italy Cotonificio R - May 2019

    History: This textile mill was established somewhere at the begin of the 1900s. It was established next to an river with a strong current, this was chosen because you could generate a lot a electricity for not a lot of money. After it was opened it ran successfully for a lot of decades. At the...
  6. ForgottenBuildings

    Italy Cotonificio C - Aug. 2019

    History: In 1830 a textile tycoon from Milan decided to build a new facility in which was back then a small village. From there on the factory ran smoothly and kept expanding over the years, until the first world war, at this time the facility was closed due to a lack of resources, luckily after...
  7. J

    Great Britain Hermitage Mill 14/6/19

    I have seen many reports of this place in various places but here is my recent visit. It is looking pretty empty and a fire has caused damage to the floor so certain areas I avoided walking on. Photos are taken with my phone as i didn't take my camera. 1. The History Hermitage Mill is built...
  8. Paradox

    Great Britain Brock/Leyland Mill - Wigan - June 2019

    Hey, hi, it's me again. Your fave instatubegrammer today I'm bringing you my newest report under my latest pseudonym  - "Exploring with Unicorns and Robot Dinosaurs". Don't worry I'm almost out of new reports now so will probably bugger off again for a while till I do something else :)  (I have...
  9. The Urban Tourist

    Italy Paper mill E. - April 2019

    Some of you may have already seen this one. This is a nice paper mill closed down almost a decade ago. There are many photos of this place when it was still active, and some of them were taken when the factory had been occupied by workers right after the closure... It's a rather good place...
  10. Beneficial-Cucumber

    Great Britain Gatehouse and Payroll Office of a Former Mill Site (2/2019)

    A building used by a payroll clerk & security guards, I believe that it was left sometime in the 80s. There wasn't much, but I found many passes and cards dated from 1940 on the floor. You can see some of the time card slots used by employees and manufactured by IBM.
  11. ForgottenBuildings

    Belgium Steel Mill HFB (visited in January 2019)

    History: A blast furnace is an installation that makes steel from iron ore and coke, this happens at a temperature of around 2400 degrees Celsius. When there is quick liquid in the oven, one is drilled open and the steel flows out Steel production and further activities in this area stopped in...
  12. Landie_Man

    Great Britain Globe Warsted Mill 2, Slaithwaite, England - Jan 2019.

    Shot back in January; this explore formed part of a Northern Roadtrip with @Mookster.  We had previously tried and failed at this place some time ago.  It was nice to finally get inside this.  We had several fails this weekend; but this was one of our successes. Slaithwaite had several local...
  13. AndyK!

    Great Britain Bowmans Flour / Whitley Bridge Mill, Eggborough - February 2019

    Whitley Bridge Mill was originally built in 1870s by John and Thomas Croysdale. Powered by electricity and steam, the mill utilised roller milling, a technique that had revolutionised the flour industry. For more than 100 years the mill was owned by James Bowman & Sons Ltd. Bowmans ceased...
  14. Beneficial-Cucumber

    USA Browns Island - Former Mill Site(1-2/2019)

    (Image Heavy) Browns Island is located on a river in the Midwest, the island has a long, interesting history. It was noted by George Washington during his travels, and Meriwether Lewis from the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped there in 1803, on the site there's an ancient Native mound, and...
  15. The Urban Collective

    Rylands Mill - Pagefield College campus - Video Report - Feb 2018

    Rylands Mill - Pagefield College campus - Video Report - Feb 2018 I must admit guys this place is one of my favorite explores up to now, from researching the history to seeing just how dilapidated it has become. It truly was a marvel for the eyes. Rylans mill or page field as it was later...
  16. The Urban Collective

    Rylands Mill - Pagefield College campus - Photographic Report - Feb 2018

    Pagefield mill - photographic report - Feb 2018  I must admit guys this place is one of my favorite explores up to now, from researching the history to seeing just how dilapidated it has become. It truly was a marvel for the eyes. Rylans mill or page field as it was later known, was built...
  17. The Urban Collective

    Great Britain Brock Mill Report - 5/2/2017

    Hope the photo file sizes are good as I had to reduce them due to the cap. Brockmill first began operations around the mid-1700s and further expanded when the Earl of Balcarres bought the mill and built a furnace at Haigh foundry half a mile downstream. The two sights prospered building...
  18. The Urban Collective

    Pagefield Mill - Wigan - 2018

    The beautiful post-apocalyptic page field mill - Video Report
  19. The Urban Collective

    Brock Mill Report - 5/2/2017

    Brock Mill video and photographic reports - 5/2/2018 A quality explore that we really enjoyed. Not the most architecturally stunning but still there's a certain beauty about decay.
  20. chris banks

    Dudfleet Mills (Abandoned) - Cinematic Edit

    I am a filmmaker and YouTuber, and i'm trying to get into Urbex. I really enjoy finding out about the history of the sites that i want to visit and exploring them with my son. Last week we visited a site in West Yorkshire. The site is an old fur fabrics mill and has been covered before on this...
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