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    Default Rylands Mill - Wigan - Dec 2016


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    In 1819, Rylands & Sons were established with their seat of operations being in Wigan.



    John, the youngest partner, occupied himself with travelling over several counties for orders until 1823, when he opened a warehouse for the firm in Manchester. Business increased rapidly, and in the course of a few years extensive properties at Wigan, along with dye works and bleach works, were purchased. Valuable seams of coal were afterwards discovered under these properties, and proved a great source of wealth to the purchasers.

    From 1847, John Rylands became sole proprietor of the company owing to the death of his father and retirement of his brothers around 1839. Designed by George Woodhouse in 1866, Rylands Mill was built and had served the local population for work until the overall demise of the textile industry had taken it's toll across the country.

    In 1985 it became an annexe to Wigan Technical College and became better known as the Pagefield Building until closure in 2007. The fašade along the front was repointed and boasts some wonderful brick pattern work, this mill being the most expensive around at the time it was built.

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    Nicely done! Love big heavy industrial stuff like this. Looks pretty trashed and sketchy, the floors aren't full of holes are they?

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    Dereliction at its best, nicely photographed HA, Glad you included the resident pigeons, Thanks
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    I like that a lot, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gromr123 View Post
    Nicely done! Love big heavy industrial stuff like this. Looks pretty trashed and sketchy, the floors aren't full of holes are they?
    A few here and there, mix of wood and concrete floor so some places were fine
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    Nice pics of a very derpy place

    this place is usually on fire at least once a week.

    Last time I went I got a nail right through my foot so decided not to go back again

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    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Superb report and images,Cracking job!

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