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    Default Dalton Mills Keighley, January 2012

    Dalton Mills, visited with Mr Beardy


    Once the largest textile mill in the region, Dalton Mills employed over 2000 workers. Built by Joseph Craven in 1869, the new mill replaced a much smaller 1780's building. In its heyday between 1869 and 1877 the mill provided jobs for workers all over Keighley and the Worth Valley.

    In 1889 the contents of the mills were sold at auction. A noble comb was sold for £30 and a pair of standard scales and weights fetched one shilling (5p). The total at the end of just one day of the sale was £11,585. Part of the proceeds went to buy new equipment, some to pay debts, a portion to pay the remaining employees.

    In 1904, the flywheel which transferred the power from a huge beam engine (the largest in the world) to drive the looms exploded. The engine was replaced within two months by a pair of horizontal engines.

    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 itís survival.

    The mills have in recent years undergone regeneration, which to date has been limited to say the least (the recent fire has done little to help matters). It would seem significant investment is still needed to restore the whole of the site, which in the current economic climate is not forthcoming, leaving the future of Dalton Mills uncertain.












































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    Default Re: Dalton Mills Keighley, January 2012

    Very nice fella. No secca this time? haha


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    Default Re: Dalton Mills Keighley, January 2012

    All good today fella, only company i had was Beardy, no secca to be seen

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    Default Re: Dalton Mills Keighley, January 2012

    I really like the photographs of the things that hold the thing up
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    Default Re: Dalton Mills Keighley, January 2012

    Works of art aint they, not like shit they throw up today............

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    Default Re: Dalton Mills Keighley, January 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by ROYALBOB View Post
    I really like the photographs of the things that hold the thing up
    Haha, especially the orange ones.

    Did you not find the workshop? The "other side" is quite interesting too... haven't seen any other photos from over there.

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    Default Re: Dalton Mills Keighley, January 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by jST View Post
    Haha, especially the orange ones.

    Did you not find the workshop? The "other side" is quite interesting too... haven't seen any other photos from over there.
    No, didn't see the workshop, will be going back though, time was short as i had to get to the Mother-In-law's for mi dinner

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    Default Re: Dalton Mills Keighley, January 2012

    Some lovely features left in there.

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    Default Re: Dalton Mills Keighley, January 2012

    I might have a wander at this, it had looked a bit dull till now.

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    Default Re: Dalton Mills Keighley, January 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by BadBatz View Post
    I might have a wander at this, it had looked a bit dull till now.
    Wait till I get my pictures up it's going to look dull again
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