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    Default Marmite Mill, Yakshire


    I've been wanting to go here for ages and have just been too damn lazy if I'm honest but I finally made the monumental effort to drive the full 30 mins in one go and didn't even stop for a break!!!!
    I know...you wonder how I do it don't you?

    Anyhoo we jumped in the new super venga bus (as some rascal stole the warp speed venga bus a few weeks back...mofo's)


    History Bit.

    Dobroyd Mills was built in 1829. A fine cloth manufacturer Dobroyd Ltd was founded at the mill in 1919. The mill closed in 1974, but was re-opened in 1976 under John Woodhead Ltd spinners. It currently houses several businesses including a classic car restoration firm and tea rooms. The future of Dobroyd Mills became a subject of debate when the current owners Z Hinchliffe began reducing the height of the chimney (2011). Concerned neighbours referred Dobroyd Mill to the English Heritage when the works began. But an inspector from English Heritage decided the Mill was not suitable for the list of buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Planning permission to knock down two sections on the northern end of the complex was granted by Kirklees Council (2012). The stone structures were deemed unsuitable for modern use.

    My history bit was stolen from some other explorer who probably stole from another but I'm sure there is somebody on here who knows all about this place and maybe worked here once over so can tell us more about it.


    Explorey and pics Bit


    Big spikey fence blocks the entry to this place but the keen eyed explorer will see a way to not get spked by the spikey thing
    The mill is almost empty tbh but i still like a good mill as you get some really nice light in 'em and this one was really safe underfoot which is always a bonus.




















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    I rather liked this place so 6/10 from me and a bonus point cus it didn't try to kill me like most places I go to do.... 7/10

    Thanks for looking
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Great photos we went here couple weeks ago, we found a walk in way to explore the buildings. Is this a mixture of two different mills as don't recognize some of the pictures did you see the café part too?

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    The formation of Dobroyd Ltd. in 1919 shows that the Directors were jumping on the band wagon and joining the ever increasing output of best worsteds and suit lengths for the now civilian population. During the wartime years Khaki and course worsteds had been the only order of the day. Sadly the financial situation of the late 20's and 30's meant that many of these firms did not succeed in the transition from military contracts to civilian production. Putting all ones production into what appeared to be never ending military orders, was all well and good as long as men were dying at the front. Once the fighting stopped; things got very different, very quickly! The steel framed mill building is what was deemed 'fire proof' for insurance and employment purposes in those days - the floors were reinforced concrete to give fire protection and also strength to support the heavy looms and the access staircases were contained in fireproof stairwells. Unless the building has been very badly damaged, the floors tend to be secure and safe in this type of mill building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzy32 View Post
    Great photos we went here couple weeks ago, we found a walk in way to explore the buildings. Is this a mixture of two different mills as don't recognize some of the pictures did you see the café part too?
    Ey up Suzy
    no all from the same mill and no idon't remember the cafe.
    Thanks for the compliment chuck
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Now this is a place I’d like to visit sometime. Some really great shots there x

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    Ta chuck x
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    A bit good that, I'm glad the nasty spikey things didn't get you, them hedgepigs can be buggers,
    I enjoyed it, Thanks Tbolt.
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    ah okay seems we missed a great part of the mill then bugger!!! ya very welcome

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    I like your photos. Can I ask - what lens is that or are some stitched together? They have an interesting perspective to them.

    The place looks bare but still shows some goodness too. Bits of machinery or sorts aswell. Thanks for the effort on this one.
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    Lovely pics there Tbolt
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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