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    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 has 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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    Wow, I love that. Just raced to google to see where Keighley is but alas its too far :(
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    Stunning, a great report and pics :)

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    Fantastic that pal......love this place! ;)

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    Wow, cracking shots there! This place looks fantastic, another for the list!! Great report, thanks :)
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    What fabulous pictures!

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    No bullshit mate....... These are the best shots I have seen from Dalton Mills

    Top drawer report bud ;)

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    Really, REALLY nice! Another one for the 'list'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by UE-OMJ View Post
    Wow, I love that. Just raced to google to see where Keighley is but alas its too far :(
    I did the same before reading your comment! 200+miles :/

    Honestly amazing photos, the colours look perfect! Lovely bit of history too, this is what I hope my reports to be like one day ;)

    Also, who's Kate??

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