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Thread: Holme Mill, Bradford, West Yorkshire - 2008

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    Arrow Holme Mill, Bradford, West Yorkshire - 2008


    Hello all,

    My first post. I have a penchant for photographing old mills in Bradford before they get torched, demolished or converted. I haven't uploaded many photos, but this mill is my favourite, probably because of it's historical significance. Inside it is very plain, and has been completely stripped. Don't try to get into here, it isn't accessible. Lower floor doors/windows are boarded from the outside AND barricaded from the inside. I walk past it twice every day, got lucky and was let in. There was a rave here a couple of years ago and they want to make sure it doesn't happen again.

    I believe the current building dates from 1803 (the original mill having burnt down, a drawback of steam power) so it is rather small and plain, and made from local honey coloured sandstone. The slightly later mills are more ornate.




















    Obligatory bog shot.








    Time stood still in..... 2002.


    "decoration" (?)


    Rusty (empty) safe.


    More: http://s274.photobucket.com/albums/j.../Holme%20mill/

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    Thumbs up Re: Holme Mill, Bradford, West Yorkshire - 2008


    Brilliant!!!unspoilt by chavs etc in original condition.A rare find indeed these days.

    Some great photos,nice old place.:)
    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    Default Re: Holme Mill, Bradford, West Yorkshire - 2008


    oooooooooh I like the shape of the curves at the top of the pillars, and the wheel on the machine. Really like finding the name of one of the 'maybe former companies? underneath the green paint. Would there have been a sign or something like that overthe top of the name?

    Love seeing mills, and like seeing the difference in them all, love them whether they still have machinery in them, or whether they're all stripped out. There's still always something to see,

    Looks like a very interesting place,

    Cheers,

    :) Sal
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    Default Re: Holme Mill, Bradford, West Yorkshire - 2008


    That's nice mate :)

    I always assumed that was still in use...nice work

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    That's fabulous, croiz. Love the limed wood and brickwork and the winding gears. Lovely building. It's very similar to one at the canal basin in Exeter (now used for swanky offices).
    Excellent pics and report. :)
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    Well done for getting in, think i saw this when we were driving round Bradford wasting time before we went in the Odeon. Nice to see old intact features!
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    Default Re: Holme Mill, Bradford, West Yorkshire - 2008


    Yeh the Odeon's within spitting distance. There was a rather nice view of the Odeon rear from the top floor of the mill. I was considering using the winch line as a zip wire to access the odeon ;) I'm not fit enough to get in the same way you did :p

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