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UK Walkley Clogs, Mytholmroyd - February 2016

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Walkley Clogs was started by Frank Walkley in 1946. The main styles manufactured at that time were the Safety boot clog, Derby, Gibson and the Bar clog, with slipon styles being produced much later. In 1978 Frank Walkley bought out the famous Maude clog sole works in Hebden Bridge, a company that at its hey day had over 100 employees that turned nothing but clog soles! They suffered a fire in December 1990 which was stopped before it gutted the place. They've since relocated (still in Mytholmroyd though) in its later years it was made into a museum and retail outlet. A recent estate agent listing has it up for sale again with a price tag of a million!

 

This was my first explore around a year ago when it was all about being a bit of a nosy sod (and it still is) so the only pictures I took were on a phone camera just to show some friends what was inside. Since I live within spitting distance me and a chap known as Birdman Whistle decided to revisit with a proper camera and to see how the place is getting on - not good as it turns out, it's way more battered than last year.


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Nice report & thanks for posting, its a pretty unique place that.

Looks like the pigeons have really unleashed onto the poor old cash till :o

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22 hours ago, jones-y-gog said:

Nice report & thanks for posting, its a pretty unique place that.

Looks like the pigeons have really unleashed onto the poor old cash till :o

It's hard to find anywhere in here they haven't managed to splatter!

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17 hours ago, The_Raw said:

Love that old beam engine and some other cool bits as well, not to mention some fucking out there weird bits! :P

It's definitely one of the weirdest places I've seen, abandoned or otherwise.

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16 hours ago, hamtagger said:

A right mix of stuff here! I like the old thing that says "ARAB" on it :) 

 

:comp:

 

They had another one of them on a trolley under a tarp but it was in an area that looked alarmed so I left it :wink:

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On 3/7/2016 at 11:57 PM, coolboyslim said:

Keep planning a trip here lol. Looks like a decent mooch. Love the alien things and till thx for report 

Cheers, it's a good way to kill a few hours.

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