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|Subject: Hunslet & Victoria Mills - Leeds - June 2009 Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:37 pm|| |
I know most of the Yorkshire Crew have all visited here before, but for some reason it's taken me a while to see this great complex of 3 mills. There's plenty of history elsewhere on the forum so I'll be lazy and just say these flax mills date from the 1830's to the 1860's and are damn fine if you like your big old industrial beauties. Despite being somewhat bare inside they have an undeniable charm and you can see why they have been earmarked for residential conversion.
My tour guide was Mr Rich Boxfrenzy - cheers mate :thumb
Hunslet Mill, Grade II listed, closed in 1966
I'm not entirely sure what this mill was called
Victoria Mill, or laterly ironmongers R H Bruce & Co Ltd.
Lets pop inside Hunslet Mill and have a peek...turn away now if mill porn offends, it's explicit
Into the middle mill, used by Sydney.A.Smith, Ladies Skirt and Coat manufacturers
And now onward into Victoria Mills...firstly Bruce's old front gates
The old administrative areas here provide a good bit of visual change for the explorer...
Some right tasty, but dying ceiling roses
And finally L. Poppleton's old clocking in card
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|Subject: Re: Hunslet & Victoria Mills - Leeds - June 2009 Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:54 pm|| |
Nice work you two, those time cards were still where you left them on Saterday. I would of invited you Rich but it was a bit spur of the moment as I had a short notice couple of hours to kill. Did you meet the homeless guy? Not a nice experiance when your on your own, he was hiding but I could see his shoulder behind the wall
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|Subject: Re: Hunslet & Victoria Mills - Leeds - June 2009 Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:19 pm|| |
Cheers Mex, i think the bit where the homeless guy lives was the one bit we didn't visit - was he in the upstairs bit between Bruces and the clothing place? We didn't go there as the mil porn was making us blind. I feel sad for him, not because he's homeless but because he's bad at hiding.
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Location : Leeds
|Subject: Re: Hunslet & Victoria Mills - Leeds - June 2009 Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:21 pm|| |
I feel sad now. Probably because I am a sad person.
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Location : Wakefield
|Subject: Re: Hunslet & Victoria Mills - Leeds - June 2009 Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:02 am|| |
I will get in here one day before the biffs move in
|Subject: Re: Hunslet & Victoria Mills - Leeds - June 2009 || |