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    Globe Worsted Mills were built in two stages – the construction of the first, Globe 1 began straight away in 1887 and was completed by the following year.

    Globe 1 was 5 stories high and consisted of 33 bays. A detached boiler house, chimney and offices were also included on the site between the canal and road. Globe 2 was built in 1889 on the opposite side of the road, with an overhead walkway connecting the two buildings. Globe 2 was 5 stories plus a basement, and had 15 bays.

    The Globe Worsted Company went from strength to strength over the years, and like many other textile mills saw a gradual decline in trade towards the end of the 20th century. The company went into administration in 2004 and closed later that year.

    The site has recently been sold to a private developer and a 30 million project is under way to renovate the buildings into a multi-use complex comprising public and business facilities. The chimney and walkway have been demolished as part of the works.

    Globe 1 is currently well under development while Globe 2 currently lies quietly behind.

    Explored with Birdman Whistle who ended up with quite a bloody arm and no idea how he got it!




    There was quite a lot of old paperwork to be found in the basement.

































    Thanks for looking.

    Last edited by degenerate; 24th Mar 16 at 19:45.
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    Very nice,great set of scales loving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by URBANMYTH View Post
    Very nice,great set of scales loving it.
    There was loads of them about, it was really nice to see.
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    I got back from a day nosing around with a boot full of blood and with a gash in my calf that needed a trip to A an E plus a few stitches, I still have no idea how it happened, all part of the experience I suppose.
    I enjoyed your report and pics, Thanks
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    Nice to see some line shafting still belted up in the final picture,I wonder what it powered?
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    Nice one! Great images and write up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    I got back from a day nosing around with a boot full of blood and with a gash in my calf that needed a trip to A an E plus a few stitches, I still have no idea how it happened, all part of the experience I suppose.
    I enjoyed your report and pics, Thanks
    Thanks smiler, those experiences surely are the most memorable ;)
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    A really nice mix of old and not so new - looking at first picture from outside - looked like it would be a death trap inside despite your injury did not look to bad inside.

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    This place looks amazing! Fantastic shots Degenerate :)

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    i enjoyed this, great pics.

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