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    Default D & H Mallalieu LTD - Bailey Mill - Delph June 2010


    Bailey Mill - Delph - Oldham - 6th June 2010



    This mill, for me, was personal, it has defeated me on two occasions. It's a grand building especially with all of the machinery in the basement, paperwork in the offices and the hundreds of spun cotton reels in genuine wicker baskets.

    It's amazing how it has survived relatively untouched. The last time that I was here I was put off by 'Workers' removing slates from the roof. The time before access needed a torch and none was available. This time, everything fell into place just nicely.

    I've only noticed one item of machinery missing from the last report, although there is still plenty to see, as I hope this report will show.

    As far as I am aware, the building has been closed since '96 or '99, but their website is still hosted live.

    http://www.mallalieus.com/

    The History

    Very brief really. Information is scarce but the building began production as a cotton weaving mill in the late 19th century and ceased production just before the millenium. I understand that the mill providing work for many local people and there are proposals to transform into apartments or simply demolish.

    We're starting on the top floor







    Then down a level





    Blueprints for the boiler systems and other documentation







    2nd floor











    "The Chains Of Industrial Revolution"



    The Office



    1939 - Wow



    Sample's





    On the first floor, there is a machine which glowed with power, now lying dead and defunct, it seemed sad to find such an item of industry left to snooze forever.









    Lots of parts lying around.







    Continued...

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    Into The Basement...

    The basement for me was the highlight, imagine the smell of industry, oil, muskiness and the untouched machinery was fantastic. It was pitch black so had to be light painted.



















    Goodbye Shots

    The final externals





    [B]I hope you enjoyed your tour of D & H Mallalieu Delph!

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    Love some of those basement pics; especially the close-ups from pic 3 onward. :)
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    agree a fantastic looking place with lots left, the basement looks like it holds alot of little and big gems, some great pics as well, cheers for that :)

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    Very nice set of pics did you get into the separate admin building next to the main road.

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    Hi did you get any pictures of the admin building pal

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    Was going to look in the admin building, but it looked pretty crap to be honest. Access was err attention seeking if you wanted to get in....

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    I really enjoyed a mooch around this place,nice report there :)

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    if you want to get some more info on this place inbox bungle666 he used to work there
    "all for one and fuck the rest "

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    brilliant pictures,i visited it last thursday sadly only took pictures of the outside as it looked quite hard to get into,will be revisiting for a look inside shortly....will upload piccys soon as new to this superb site....


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