John Wyatt (Low Hall mills) - July 21

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BikinGlynn

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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
 

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That's interesting with the old line shafting still in place. Completely different architecturally to Temple Works, which was also explorable a few years ago.
 

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That's interesting with the old line shafting still in place. Completely different architecturally to Temple Works, which was also explorable a few years ago.
that the one on Sweet Street? Heard that was coming down soon
 

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that the one on Sweet Street? Heard that was coming down soon
I don't know Leeds that well but think that's maybe somewhere separate, the Temple Works I looked at is in Marshall Street in Holbeck - Temple Works
Part was in use but a large area had been used by Kay's catalogues and was lying empty.
 

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I love the "EXAMINE LININGS OCCASIONALLY" cast into what looks like the cover for the inspection hole on the fire door of a furnace of some sort. Not "WEEKLY" or "MONTHLY", but "OCCASIONALLY".
 

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I love the "EXAMINE LININGS OCCASIONALLY" cast into what looks like the cover for the inspection hole on the fire door of a furnace of some sort. Not "WEEKLY" or "MONTHLY", but "OCCASIONALLY".

Yeah Illk try that at work on some of our machinery, though ours should say "examine linings when broke" ;lol
 

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Yeah Illk try that at work on some of our machinery, though ours should say "examine linings when broke" ;lol
And how often do your check your car's tyre pressures?! Or is a kick sufficient? I've had shocks in the past when I've let it drift. Service instructions for machinery, etc would read: "CHECK LEVELS DAILY; CLEAN FILTER WEEKLY; DRAIN DAILY, etc". As for the fridge-freezer at home, "DEFROST WHEN THE DOOR NO LONGER SHUTS"!!
 

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And how often do your check your car's tyre pressures?! Or is a kick sufficient? I've had shocks in the past when I've let it drift. Service instructions for machinery, etc would read: "CHECK LEVELS DAILY; CLEAN FILTER WEEKLY; DRAIN DAILY, etc". As for the fridge-freezer at home, "DEFROST WHEN THE DOOR NO LONGER SHUTS"!!

we have daily check sheets on all machinery at work but they dont get done that often.
Im quite good for routine maint on my car I dropped sump last night & cleaned oil strainer as thats a known issue with mine, its dead easy to do but there are a lot of people who wouldn't ever do it then not be happy when it blows up!
 

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we have daily check sheets on all machinery at work but they dont get done that often.
Im quite good for routine maint on my car I dropped sump last night & cleaned oil strainer as thats a known issue with mine, its dead easy to do but there are a lot of people who wouldn't ever do it then not be happy when it blows up!
Too many things to check too often creates a fatigue syndrome – I believe these days it’s called elf’n’safetee – and what is essential gets overlooked. I sometimes wonder about the pre-flight checks pilots and co-pilots used to go through. Do they still? I’m about to fit a new coil pack to my 2007 VW Fox. A bit easier than replacing a broken half shaft on a Series II Land Rover on a mountain track!!
 

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Too many things to check too often creates a fatigue syndrome – I believe these days it’s called elf’n’safetee – and what is essential gets overlooked. I sometimes wonder about the pre-flight checks pilots and co-pilots used to go through. Do they still? I’m about to fit a new coil pack to my 2007 VW Fox. A bit easier than replacing a broken half shaft on a Series II Land Rover on a mountain track!!
Try doing your half shaft change at night, in a German forest, in NBC kit, including respirator, and the Badge screaming at you "Put that effing light out !"......and you've got a squadron move in an hour !
 

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Try doing your half shaft change at night, in a German forest, in NBC kit, including respirator, and the Badge screaming at you "Put that effing light out !"......and you've got a squadron move in an hour !
OK - you beat me with that one! But here are two photos taken on 05 Aug 1973, when I was working on a Diamond Exploration Project in Lesotho. I'm the poor sod in No 90. I'd broken a rear half shaft on a Series IIA up in the Maluti Mountains and was unable to get down the Moteng Pass because of heavy snow falls. With a dozen or more visitors from South Africa, I was staying at the Oxbow Lodge tourist resort when I decided to change the half shaft. A couple of days later we were all evacuated by the South African Air Force with a couple of Super Frelon helicopters. It was not until over a month later that the pass was clear of snow, and I was able to recover the Land Rover.
 

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