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British Mohair Spinners. Midland Mills. Bradford
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    Arrow British Mohair Spinners. Midland Mills. Bradford

    Placed in here as a record of how it looked in September 2007

    British Mohair Spinners. Midland Mills. Valley road Bradford.

    Not much on the web about this place, But I think it was built in 1871 and finally closed in 1999

    It looks like it's actually three buildings joined together. Inside there are ramps and staircases everywhere. When you look at it from the outside you can see the slightly building different styles. Round the back is a curios mock Tudor style structure housing ramps from one part of the mill to the other.

    Getting in was quite straightforward. builders are on site converting it into..... Yes you guessed it! flats and shops!

    Here's the pics:

    Hope you like


    The front.





    Part of the old weaving shed, looking toward Canal Rd. (now fully demolished)


    Side view, there are two 'Munster' style towers the one at the front is inaccessible, the one at the back isn't much better! here's how you get to it and what the floor looks like!


    Up the ladder I go!


    State of the floor up there... Love the 1970's graffiti! I wonder if Vera loves Derrick & Carol loves Eric still? Hope so, I wonder what they got up to in the little tower room!?!?


    Only one room still had it's line shafting partly in place and this was it, the very top spinning room.




    Time stands still.....


    Sack cart


    Frederick Fox made loads of iron work in the city at one time.


    Rules.






    Top floor Hoist mechanism.




    All together now "A is for... ASBESTOS!"



    I then found the 1970's part of the building. I think this was the last part of the mill to be occupied before it was closed. the colours and in-yer face patterns were crazy!


    Hmm... Orange!


    You gotta love it!


    This was a surprise! It looked like it had been left only yesterday. When I looked closer it had! the notes on the desk were about what was planned for the 3rd of September this year!! This part of the mill was being used as a site office. It was weird here as I was sure someone would come round the corner any minute.




    Entrance and reception.



    There you have it! shame all the spinning machinery wasn't there but it was still a great explore.

    taken on Fuji NPC160 print film
    Described by Yorkshire Forward as "Irresponsible and illegal." Up yer Arse YF!

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    Default Re: British Mohair Spinners. Midland Mills. Bradford

    I am loving this place. The orange wall and 70's wallpaper are awesome
    Cracking report, loved it, nice pictures.

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    Default Re: British Mohair Spinners. Midland Mills. Bradford

    Quote Originally Posted by Trousercowboy View Post
    That's ace mate - the reception area has some vile 70's panelling, those were the days eh!
    I thought the orange paint was eye-wateringly bright.

    Nice little place though.
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    Default Re: British Mohair Spinners. Midland Mills. Bradford

    That's very nice indeed mate

    Lovely mill goodness

    The colours remind me of those I encountered in Globe Mills.

    I like this loads
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    That is super stuff mate
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    Default Re: British Mohair Spinners. Midland Mills. Bradford

    Smashing stuff mate, and what great film shots. Lovely work indeed

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    Yeah, some great stuff there fella, just a bit narked that I couldn't get into the admin building today, bah
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    Default Re: British Mohair Spinners. Midland Mills. Bradford

    i saw this report when i googled the mills good stuff mate
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    Default Re: British Mohair Spinners. Midland Mills. Bradford

    Very nice

    I keep looking at the 70's wallpaper and wondering what the missus would say if decorated the lounge with it

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    Cool Re: British Mohair Spinners. Midland Mills. Bradford

    Nice-great to have a record of how it was. Top job Mr C!

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