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    Default Mill engine house. Feb 2011



    Another from my back catalogue and another from an Oldham Mill that sadly is no more.

    By the time I got to this mill demo was well under way -particularly saddened by this one
    as it had been such a landmark for as long as I remember. Used to pass it regularly.

    This is shots from a visit to just the engine house of this fine mill. It is a particularly
    beautiful one with lots of lovely green tiles and it had a certain grandeur that always
    reminded me of a cathedral.

    Sadly she's no longer with us.

    This one shot with one of my recently traded in Canon 50D's - a superb camera.























    Even the ceiling was a bit nice





    I miss the old girl.

    We found the original blueprints of the mill, dated 1904 !!!, in there - dirty,
    discarded and torn.

    Knowing these would just be lost in the rubble it was one of very, very, very
    few times I have been momentarily tempted to remove something from a site.

    Those who know me wont need to ask the question






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    Some cracking shots there fella - Such a shame its gone :(

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    gutted mate, gutted..had a bit of a soft spot for the engine house and the mill generally.

    I f***ing hate Oldham council - they have got rid of some lovely heritage in the area:

    Umpteen mills
    Clegg Street warehouse allowed to deteriarate to the point of it being declared unsafe and then levelled . :icon_evil
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    This was probably one of, if not, the best engine house of It's type in the country mate. Such a waste of local heritage and history. You should have kept the blueprints! But yes..... I know you better than that ;)

    Those Victorian tiles are just fantastic. I also remember you raving about this one at the time :)

    Nice one bud.

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    cheers mate.

    yeah was a bit spesh this one
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    Great shots,shame its gone the tile work was superb.

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    Agreed with above, loving the tile work, and such a shame it's gone. It was very photogenic.
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
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    And I love the wheel shadow shot :)
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UE-OMJ View Post
    And I love the wheel shadow shot :)
    'twas a big valve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judderman62 View Post
    'twas a big valve
    Or a tiny valve and a torch up close ;)
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