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Altrincham General Hospital, September 2016

This place appeared as a lead a few months prior to my visit, but for some reason, people didn’t seem to keen on visiting the place, I was undecided at first, but then saw a great report from CameraShy and […]

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Murphy’s Machinery Factory, Menston, November 2015

G.L Murphy Machinery Ltd. was an industrial parts manufacturer established in 1930. They were based in a mill named Imperial Works, on the rural outskirts of Menston in West Yorkshire. The company made tools, belt driven machinery, transmissions and electrical […]

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Lluesty Hospital, Holywell, November 2015

Lluesty Hospital, located approximately 1km from the town centre, was constructed between 1838 and 1840, by Thomas Hughes of Liverpool. It was designed by John Welch, the architect of St. Asaph and Surveyor to the Guardians, and was originally built […]

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St Pauls Church, Denholme, September 2015

St Pauls Church, grade II listed. Situated in Denholme near Bradford. The church was completed in 1846, designed in the early English style of architecture, comprising of a seven bay nave and lean to aisles, a Chancel and a vaulted […]

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krutfabriken, Fredriksberg, Sweden, August 2015

The year was 1939 and Sweden’s preparations for war times were anything but good. They had a shortage of most of modern armaments, and moreover had a new world war erupted. Unable to rely solely on Bofors could deliver sufficient […]

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Sheffield Various, July 2015

No history for any of these sites, as this was just a random last minute visit over the hills to the Steel City. Sites Visited included:- Record Marples Loxley Chapel Lower Bradfield Fliter House Thornseat Lodge

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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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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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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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