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 operations at the mill in 2016 after making the decision to move away from flour milling, and the mill was subsequently closed.
Much of the machinery and equipment had been sold at auction, and extensive damaged caused to the building during the removal of the equipment. However enough remained to make this an interesting visit. The building is like a maze, and we kept find more and more bits every time we thought we'd covered the entire place. Visited with @The Amateur Wanderer.
Archive image of the mill
The mill as it stands today
Autoroller roller mills
More roller mills
The roller mills were the main machinery in the flour milling process
One of the few remaining original windows, although now with a metal sheet covering
The laboratory was quite interesting
Note the Bowmans logo used to form a pattern in the tiles
Rear exterior and silos