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  1. A really nice mill with a little hidden jem.The workshop is like a time capsule worth the trip just to see this, a little history.... Dalton Mills was once the largest textile mill in the region, employing over 2000 workers. It was built by Joseph Craven in 1869, replacing the original mill which was owned by Rachel Leach in the 1780's. The mill was named Dalton Mills after the manager employed by Rachel Leach, a man called Dalton. In its heyday between 1869 and 1877 the mill provided jobs for workers all over Keighley and the Worth Valley. As the textile industry declined, the fortunes of Dalton Mills changed and up until 2004, it had been virtually empty for almost a decade. John Craven, the great-great grandson of Joseph, who had built the mill, eventually chose to sell Dalton Mills to Magna Holdings, to ensure it’s survival. Part of the renovation of the Clock Tower has included restarting the landmark clock which has not ticked for 25 years. In the mill's heyday, thousands of workers relied on the clock to get to work on time, but the hands had not moved for a quarter of a century. Last year Magna Holdings repaired the clock, and illuminated the faces, so it can display the time to the whole of Dalton Lane again. Swoooooooosh....... Smurf Surf......... Thanks for looking Oldskool....
  2. Explored with Raz History; Dalton Mills was once the largest textile mill in the region, employing over 2000 workers. It was built by Joseph Craven in 1869, replacing the original mill which was owned by Rachel Leach in the 1780's. The mill was named Dalton Mills after the manager employed by Rachel Leach, a man called Dalton. In its heyday between 1869 and 1877 the mill provided jobs for workers all over Keighley and the Worth Valley. As the textile industry declined, the fortunes of Dalton Mills changed and up until 2004, it had been virtually empty for almost a decade. John Craven, the great-great grandson of Joseph, who had built the mill, eventually chose to sell Dalton Mills, to ensure it’s survival. Part of the renovation of the Clock Tower has included restarting the landmark clock which has not ticked for 25 years. In the mill's heyday, thousands of workers relied on the clock to get to work on time, but the hands had not moved for a quarter of a century.The clock was repaired, so it can display the time to the whole of Dalton Lane again. The explore; After a couple of failed attempts we returned with new resolve! Mishing through pikey yards and trying every window we could find we finally found our way in! Past asbestos warnings and fire damage into the most asthetically pleasing mill i've ever seen. Workshops, large open spaces and the signs of redevelopment. Plus an extremely dodgey floor! - what else can you want? Few snaps from the day; Dirty bit of HDR to finish If you got this far, thanks for looking
  3. After a long trip earlier on in the weekend a short trip over to Bradford and Huddersfield was the plan for the day, a few frustrating fails later we found ourselves in Keighley outside Dalton Mills waiting for the builders to piss off so we could make our way in and after a short wait we was in! Visited with Fat Panda Cheers for looking
  4. Lovely little mill had a great explore although the floors on every level are very very unstable haha had a few moments in this on. Been here a while back and didnt manage to get in and wasnt overly bothered about coming back but when i finally saw it i loved it Visited with Raz enjoy.... thanks guys
  5. This was a great visit, apart from the fact I had a really bad cold! 22 flights of stairs climbed and we finally were at the top... I almost died there and then through coughing! There wasn't much of interest in the actual tower itself as it was pretty stripped out, but the views from the roof were brilliant. Dalton Tower was a halls-of-residence for students studying at Aston University. It was built in 1970 along with Lawrence and Stafford Towers. In May 2011 Dalton Tower, along with Lawrence Tower, were demolished to make way for new buildings. On with my photos... Lawrence Tower's to the left in this photo. Just after I'd taken the photo above, a police car pulled up outside the university building. It was funny to see them, but we were crossing our fingers they didn't look up and see us! There were more places to take photos from, but myself and one other had a train to catch so unfortunately had to leave before we got the chance. Thanks for looking
  6. 2013: NO idea 2011: Fantastic explore, visited with with Zoe; My Girlfriend, TBM and his girlfriend. Once in, we determined the noise of angle grinding to be coming from the live part of the site, though the Gypsy caravans complete with stables and stud out the back were a little un nerving. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 More At: http://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157627376666952/
  7. Well after seeing the report on another site I had to go and boy did i get a surprise !, history has been done many times before so on with the pics... some you will have seen and some you might not have seen !..... Indi eat ya heart out !... This bit I didnt expect...... Hmmmmm in cellars on my own and ......OK time to move on !..... within the burn area... This is one of the biggest pulleys I've seen in years !... hope you liked the up to date report !..
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