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New Mills

 

Whilst in West Yorkshire the other day I came across the village of Marsden and was taken by this old mill, part of the firm of J E Crowther and Sons, it was known laterly as the New Mills. It was also known as the Colne Valley Spinning Co. In 1936, it had 260 looms and 32 carding machines. Now it is empty and forlorn.

 

New Mills

 

 

 

New Mills

 

Whilst in West Yorkshire the other day I came across the village of Marsden and was taken by this old mill, part of the firm of J E Crowther and Sons, it was known laterly as the New Mills. It was also known as the Colne Valley Spinning Co. In 1936, it had 260 looms and 32 carding machines. Now it is empty and forlorn.

 

New Mills

 

 

 

comments (12)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Aug 2010, 07:14
A magnificent piece of industrial heritage Les
Les Auld: Falling apart though Chris, thanks for the comment.
From our industrial heritage when we used to make things. Love the treatment on both pictures
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, it is sad that we do not make much any more.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Aug 2010, 07:55
Place of work, bossy bosses, trysts among some employees and another day went by. I wonder if anybody is still wearing or using anything from the mill.
Les Auld: Possibly Louis, and they were rough times to work in. Thanks for the comment.
Nice use of texture!
Les Auld: Thanks Marion smile
Clever tretment here Les. I like the two photo view.
Les Auld: Thanks Chad, just something I knocked together.
Great processing Les..The aged look give the impression of being taken years ago with an old plate camera.
Les Auld: And I would love the challenge of doing that Ron, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 23 Aug 2010, 11:32
Well processed
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage smile
What an absolutely cracking image, Les. I love your processing of this one, but the composition is also really excellent. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, about the only angle I could get through the iron gates.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Aug 2010, 12:06
I think y'all have a good word for this, Les: gobsmacked! You know I'm one of your biggest fans. smile
Les Auld: I am so honoured Ginnie smile thanks for the compliment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Aug 2010, 12:46
A sad refelection on something we used to do very well. Alas the demand the cheaper goods have forced palces like this to close.

Have a look at the Chennel 5 TV programme Tuesday eve at 8pm.. that's about railways and the cotton mills, I think.
Les Auld: I'll be out but will record it Alan, thanks for the comment.
Very good treatment Les, such a shame it is being left to crumble smile
Les Auld: Thanks Linda, appreciate the comment.
Tow really good images Les. Isn't it sad to see these old empty factories.
Les Auld: It is so Brian, but it does give us something to photograph, thanks for the comment.

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