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Great Britain Brock Mill Report - 5/2/2017

The Urban Collective

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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 large steam cylinders and fire engines also building the first locomotive for Lancashire, and plenty more to follow.

Later the mill expanded into brick and textile making, however, the works closed in 1885 more recently the mill was used for the production of herbal medicine

Unfortunately, i  found no date as to when production stopped

I'm sure you'll agree though guy's it's a wonderful explore in a serene location.

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Took a wander down, nice enjoyable 3 hrs inside. Lovely ski slalom down the steep bank to get to ground level! Pics to follow soon. ?
Lol I take it you took the steel wire rappel route then lol. I love it at brock mill there's a certain aura in that place one of my favourites man i look forward to the pics m8

 

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Lol I take it you took the steel wire rappel route then lol. I love it at brock mill there's a certain aura in that place one of my favourites man i look forward to the pics m8
Yeah I fancied the faster route at high speed! It was nicer than I expected and a very peaceful explore even if it was peeing down with rain! Being localish adds interest too. ?

 
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