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    Default Never mind the cobblers!


    All around where I live are the remnants of the shoe industry that thrived in Northants. This is an isolated chunk of building with a large excavated hole (now pond) out the back. There are signs on it saying it will be soon converted to sheltered accommodation & there is evidence of previous major conversions behind and to the right but I have no idea when the developers intend to ravage this place. Pigeons are engaged in that malpractice at the moment. Ground floor is some kind of showroom - even has 12v Ikea lighting I recognise but as to the rest of it - maybe you can explain?











    How I know it's shoe related......















    More pictures here https://www.flickr.com/photos/infrar...h/35339065430/
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    That's a bit good Red, Loved your photography, Thanks
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    Very nice that.you made it look very interesting
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    Really like this, good job mate
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    Beautiful place, loved it. :)

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    Absolutely beautiful, I'm from Northants so I'll have to keep my eye out for this one.
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    Love the cupboard shot with the shoes in! I do hope this is redev and not demoed its very nice!
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    Liking this! Great pics :)

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    A very nice set of images Infraredd. Layout is similar internally to a long demolished structure that was of similar age in Northern England; however there are a number of differences, so am not saying more at moment in case I am on the wrong track. There are a number of on-line sites with early 'OS' type maps on that one can search - i.e. Cassini Maps - as you know location, can you do a search? Most of these early maps actually state what the building is, i.e. Mill, Factory etc. If you get stuck or do not want to search, PM me the address, post code or whatever and I will have a look.

    The layout would have allowed workers to sew up and make shoes in plenty of daylight from the windows and allowed large hides to be lifted between floors via the central open space and manufactured items to pass out of the building very quickly. But was this the original purpose of the building?

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