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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 manufacturers in its local area; whom joined forces in 1887 to create the Globe Worsted Company; a textiles firm. They started out by building a large mill, which was typical of the era. The Globe Worsted Mills were built in two stages. The building of the first, Globe 1 began straight away in 1887 and was completed by the following year. It is thought that Glove 1 was built to a design possibly drawn up by local architect Thomas Varley of Slaithwaite. Globe 1 was 5 stories high and consisted of 33 bays. By 1889; the second phase, Globe 2 was built on the opposite side of the road; with an overhead walkway connecting the two buildings. Globe 2 was slightly different and had 5 stories plus a basement, and had 15 bays. The Globe Worsted company continued from strength to strength over the years, and like many other textile mills; it saw a gradual decline in trade towards the end of the 20th century. The company went into administration in 2004 and the mill closed later that year. The site has been sold to a private developer and a £30 million project is progress to renovate the buildings into a multi-use complex of public and business facilities. The chimney has been demolished as part of the works. Globe Mill 1 is slowly being converted into a pretty stunning looking development; hopefully this mill will follow in its footsteps. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157676959136467
With this being my first reported post on here as regards a derelict site, I thought it apt that I include one that is literally a cock stride from me. In fact, the rather nice non smoking stack can be seen poking above the roof tops from the bedroom window "GLOBE MILLS". She stands proud and dominates the center of the village. Slaithwaite is the only village in the entire country that has a canal system running straight through it. The mill was founded in 1887, and produced high quality worsted yarns. There's one thing for sure though! The words 'Made In Huddersfield' will always be synonymous with quality cloth. A man was always proud to wear a suit bearing the said same label. The firm was taken over by the Bradford based Amalgamated Textile Company in 1923. In the 1960's they employed 700 people. Many would travel from surrounding areas such as Barnsley in fleets of buses that were especially laid on. Oh happy days eh! By the 1980's the number of employed had dropped to 200, and by 1987 the company was spinning over 10 million miles of yarn a year,producing luxury fibres such as alpaca, mohair, angora and camel-hair. It finally closed It's doors in 2005, and had a massive impact on village life. Not just regarding unemployment, but small retail businesses also suffered because of the closure. ............................... Good things come to those who wait though! http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-west-yorkshire-news/2013/05/23/multi-million-pound-plans-to-transform-slaithwaite-mill-submitted-to-kirklees-council-86081-33370830/ Ã¢â‚¬â€¹It seems the sleeping beauty may have a new lease of life after all. Fingers crossed eh ........................................ The Mill is stripped of all It's former humble attire, but she still looks good in my eyes. There were some nice situations in here with great light to play with. A dirty sink and some form of cheese. Very nice. This is the connecting walkway between the Mills. Unfortunately blocked at one end. But this is how it looks from the outside. I simply loved all the colors in here. I then found the steps to heaven via the roof void. And up into the central tower and out to the roof. The Mill in the background is Spa Mill. It's still in operation today. One of the very few left in the Colne Valley that are. It's sister company Sybro Spinning, just up the road, closed not too long ago. It's now trashed beyond belief. The chavs around here certainly know how to conduct the wrecking ball? Back inside then......... Is it pushing the right buttons for you!! It's one of these places you just don't want to leave. This poor buggers here for the duration though. I could have used those maggots for fishing. ....................... Arty shot of the fire escape. And plant life desperately seeking an entry point. Air filters from the air con system. These were massive. Part of the original rope race which powered the looms. Beautiful. Lovely vintage lift. It never came though. Down the stairs and out we go. Visited with fannyadams and judderman 62 on more than one occasion. .............. So It's adios from...... Thanks for looking. Ã¢â‚¬â€¹Pub time. Ã¢â‚¬â€¹
Haven't posted anything in a while guys but hit this place up with Raz just the other day. Really easy access to the rear building and some really cool things to see Unfortunately we could only get into one room of the main building you can see from the road but hey ho. Heres some snaps enjoy...