- Jun 7, 2014
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History a bit sort of stolen from @stranton report
Low hall mills along with temple works was a former flax mill which opened in 1874 although parts of the building trace back to an earlier mill built in 1792.
The flax mill was owned by Marshall & sons, founded by the industrialist John Marshall which ceased operating in 1886
then became owned by John Whitehead & used as a wool & cloth mill for over a century.
John Wyatt Ltd was first incorporated on the 27th March 1934, and specialised in the wholesale of dairy products, eggs and edible oil and fats, As well as operation of warehousing and storage facilities.
Now the yard is very much live again for brick storage & I believe some of the buildings have been demolished but the place still makes a nice explore.
The higher floors were pretty much empty but did hold some original mill machinery.
Heading back down the lower floors have been used for storage, most of which is general crap.
But quite why there is this beautifully restored mangle down there I dont know.
Another room that looked like it was an office canteen now being used for storage.
Squeezing between piles of bricks we made it into the adjacent buildings, not much in here either really but a few original features.
Think that will do from here