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    Built in 1863, these mills are typical of many in the wider area, which underwent a period of major growth as a mill town between 1800 & 1890. Usually family owned, many of these heavy woollen businesses helped Dewsbury grow to such an extent, that during this period, the population grew from 4,000 to 30,000. Sadly, the area went into decline after the wool crisis in 1951, which saw Australian sheep farmers begin to charge higher prices.

    There was a recovery in the late 1960s, sadly this was short lived. The mills of Dewsbury have now either been converted into apartments or demolished, this is one of few exceptions that has survived having closed after the 1973 oil crisis. In more recent years the site has been used as a stone masons yard, this also appears to have halted. Not much left inside apart from a few old TVís and a couple of odds n sods, but its worth a look if your in the area.





































    Thanks for looking

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    loving this fella.
    Zero reports, zero participation and then a PM asking for info tends to offend - I delete such PM's so don't waste your time.

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    Lovely sharp, clean pics! looks a cracking place.

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    really nice Lad thanks for sharing

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    Superb shots mate looks ace
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    Nice one,thanks for sharing.

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    Thats lovely, my fave has to be the dusty phone! Cheers for sharing.
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    Fantastic shots! Looks like an interesting mooch, thanks :)
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    Splendid photos there fella...
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    nice shots and PP boss

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