Baileys Mill.. Ilkeston, July 2020

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Mikeymutt

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The mill was built in 1885 as a textile mill. It was part of a complex of buildings associated with the Ball & Son Lace Factory. In its last year's it was operating as Norton plastics. The mill looks like it has been empty a few years now. Some parts had collapsed. It's fairly stripped out but was some nice interesting features still to see. I quite liked the lift cage doors still in situ. Literally a few days we went the building had a massive fire. I think it burnt it all out.

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Literally happened a week or two after we went.
 

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Literally happened a week or two after we went.
Fires do not just "happen" - something causes them. From the newspaper headline "These photos reveal damage to derelict factory after huge blaze" - and looking at what was in the factory - it was a totally intentional fire, with plenty of petrol or similar to spread it. Who benefits from it?
 

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