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    Default Oakwood Mill Stalybridge - Sep '10


    The 3 story mill was built as a specialised spinning mill for the Staley Mill Company between1851and 1887, they sold it off and all machinery for 13,000 in 1937. During the second world was the mill was used to keep Italian prisoners.

    Centrally is the clock tower which is dated 1857, a new engine house was built in 1908, which has white glazed bricks internally.
    Ive read that it closed late 80s early 90s.



    I was just passing this so thought Id go up and have a nosey,
    External shots only - I wasn't really wearing the correct footwear to venture inside, not to mention scaling the fence.
    Again, sorry about the crap pics, I have tried editing them to make them somewhat reasonable.









    Thanks for looking,
    Lauren

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    Nice report. Any internal pictures? :)
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    Hi Tom,
    No internal's I'm afraid, I was just passing so wasn't really ready, only had a pair of flimsy pumps on so didn't really fancy climbing the fence ect. May return sometime soon and get some though.

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    You should, it looks like a really good explore :)
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    There's quite abit to explore around there, will post my others up tomorrow.
    Last edited by Lauren444; 12th Sep 10 at 22:42.

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    Cool, will look forward to them :)
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    Looks an interesting place, looking forward to some internals. I never thought I would read the term 'flimsy pumps' on an urban exploration forum
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    Interesting looking mill. I rather like your images as they've got a lovely glow to them.
    Nice find, Lauren. :)
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