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    Arrow Globe Worsted Spinning Co. West Yorkshire. A compehensive image heavy report.


    " The Sleeping Beauty "



    Well folks! It seems that time may be running out as regards being able to see inside this rather majestic looking Victorian Mill.

    I have visited here on more than one occasion with more than one person ;)

    The final glimpse.



    Top businessmen have announced their ambitious plan to make Globe Worsted Mill in Slaithwaite the heart of a new "Sili-Colne Valley" in Huddersfield. The funding is substantial. They are talking about a project, when it's finished, of about 10m pounds.
    The investors hope the 150,000sq ft building will become a hub for environmental technology, manufacturing and design.



    That's great news for the town, and especially the village of Slaithwaite. The Mill has laid dormant since It's closure in 2005. The Sleeping Beauty has received the kiss of life.



    Globe Worsted was founded in 1887, and produced high-quality worsted yarns.
    The firm was taken over by the Bradford-based Amalgamated Textiles Company in 1923. In the 1960s they employed 700 people, but this had dropped to 200 by the 1980s, and by 1987 the company was spinning 10 million miles of yarn a year, producing luxury fibres such as alpaca, mohair, angora and camel-hair.



    There's one thing for sure though.......
    The words 'Made in Huddersfield' will always be synonymous with quality cloth. A man was always proud to wear a suit bearing the said same label.



    The following images are actual Globe shots. Many thanks to a certain person for showing me these, and letting me photograph them.



    No doubt these will prove important historical images in the future.



    Flat Caps. Always a winner.





    I just love these old photos.



    Note the suited and booted gentleman..... probably the departmental foreman.



    That seems to be the past taken care of.

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    Lets crack on then.......



    The passage of time.



    Empty spaces........







    ....... And pillar porn.



    There were lots of lovely things in here to shoot.











    The old mechanics shop.



    Part of the central rope race.



    The boiler house.



    Huge air filters



    The loading bay.



    Vintage cart.



    Fire escape.



    Part of the offices.





    Feet up time.



    Important documents within......





    Soz for the overload peeps.
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    Sterling report !!! the images are ace, like the defocusing here and there , gives things a different look :D
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    What overload? That's fantastic. :)

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    Nice to see a big building not trashed by mindless chavs...
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    One of the best actual reports I've seen on here, nice one mate!
    I would have been in my element in that boiler house, love the old photos you've managed to get your hands on too.

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    Brilliant report, well put together.
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    Cracking pics there! :)
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    One of the best reports ive seen on here!!! In a word...BOSTIN!!!
    YOU AINT SEEN ME... RIGHT!!

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    Thats the dogs dangly-bits right there mate!

    Would love to have seen this place.

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    Cheers everyone. Much appreciated. It's a bit special for me is this one ;)

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