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Kelvin Fenton Mill, Burnley, December 2015

Kelvin Fenton operated from these premises specializing in packaging, a distinct lack of information on this place exists.

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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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RAF Church Fenton, Tadcaster, November 2015

First opened in 1937, RAF Church Fenton is the former home of the first American Eagle Squadrons and was formally regarded as one of the UK’s most important strategic airfields, offering rapid reaction fighter defence to the industrial cities of […]

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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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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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Burnley Empire Theatre, Burnley, May 2015

Originally called the Empire Theatre of Varieties, this theatre opened in Burnley in 1894 with capacity to seat 1935 people. Funded by the Directors of the Victoria Opera House Limited. In 1995 the building became abandoned and has rapidly deteriorated […]

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Crich Quarry Derbyshire – July 2014

Geologically, Crich lies on a small inlier of Carboniferous limestone (an outcrop on the edge of the Peak District surrounded by younger Upper Carboniferous rocks). Quarrying for limestone probably began in Roman times. In 1791 Benjamin Outram and Samuel Beresford […]

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Woolens for Signs, Sheffield, November 2012

Woollen & Co Ltd was established in Sheffield in 1883 by Edwin James Woollen, a signwriter and Frederick Ibbotson, a lithographic printer. By 1897 Woollens had become a limited company and was based at 35 Carver Street in Sheffield. At […]

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