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RAF Driffield, East Riding, July 2015

RAF Driffield opened in 1918, originally called RAF Eastburn, the RAF base closed in 1977 and was then turned over to the British Army for driver training and renamed Alamein Barracks. In 1992 the RAF again took over the site […]

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Milford Mill, Derbyshire, July 2015

Milford was named for its river-crossing, on an ancient route from Derby to the Peak district. The power of the Derwent was used from medieval times to run a corn-mill, dying and fulling mills, and iron and scythe forges. Jedediah […]

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Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale, June 2015

In 1871, the Union purchased a 24-acre site on the slopes of Birch Hill and Starring Hill at Dearnley for £2,500. The following year, building work began on a large new workhouse. In March 1873, the old Spotland workhouse partially […]

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Daresbury Hall, Cheshire, June 2015

Daresbury hall was erected in the mid 1700’s by the Greenhall family in the Georgian style. The building itself has served most of its life as a Stately home and was last occupied by the Hill family. The estate was […]

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Gypsy’s Tent Inn, Bolton June 2015

The Gypsy’s Tent (or Gipsy’s Tent as it was spelt up until the nineties) was built in the 19th century. Although the pub’s address is on Deansgate it was severed from the rest of the street when Marsden Road bridge […]

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Gateshead Mill, Delph, May 2015

As with many of the smaller mills in Saddleworth there isn’t that much history about the place. It was used by Saddleworth Yarn Dyers up until 2000, which more or less when the neighbouring Bailey Mill stopped production.  Since then […]

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Billinge Hospital, Wigan, May 2015

Billinge Hospital was originally founded in 1837 as a Wigan Poor Law Union hospital and workhouse. Mental Health services are still available Opened in 1968, Billinge Maternity Hospital served as the maternity facility for the surrounding areas, including much of […]

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Wall Hill Mill, Dobcross, May 2015

Dronsfields Mercedes are the largest independent Mercedes car & commercial specialist in Europe. A Saddleworth company based at Wall Hill Mill, a family run business with over 30 years experience in the vehicle maintenance industry. Its ever-growing worldwide customer database […]

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Williamsons Fire and Rescue Equipment Oldham, May 2015

Williamsons has been trading at mumps in oldham at the same premises since the 1920’s a family run business specialising in fire fighting equipment and later refurbished conveyor systems. The business closed in 2011, some say this was due to […]

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