Friday, 24 February 2012

Dalton Mill, Keighley. 2010 / 2011.

The King of Mills. 

On approach to Keighley over the hills by Micklethwaite and East Morton, the square sectioned, grand Victorian chimney of Dalton Mill is immediately apparent as the most prominent structure of Keighley's skyline.

This huge ex-textile mill is absolutely jammed full of history, you can tell by the grooves in timber floors and the worn stone steps...  

Formerly empolying 2000 people in its heydey of the late 1860's, the scale of the spaces in this mill are something else... It also smells curiously of smokey bacon crisps. 

http://www.daltonmills.co.uk/history/ 

These are photos from a number of visits before and after the unfortunate fire that beset the mills on New year's day 2011. 

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Jack's workshop - a little belt driven workshop, hidden away in a corner of the mill, rusting, suspended in time.

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Returning to nature.

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