About the group Textile mills across the UK. Photo is of Argyll Mill, Failsworth near Oldham
Created 26 June 2012
The Manor Mill still survives today but the Kent Mill has been demolished. The Hawthorn Mill went around 1972.
The Malta Mill still survives today but sadly the Jam Works has long since gone.
This was an ill-fated artificial silk mill. I stumbled on the image and was interested in the name. A couple of Google searches later I had found some of its history which I have attached to the image.
Known as Titanic Mills, it is now a spa and appartments
recent image here:
A lovely view of Regent Mill and adjacent mills at Failsworth. This is there there although no longer a coton mill of course. It had a Buckley & Taylor of Oldham engine.
FERGUSLIE MILL 1935
Sorry about the last comment, the narrow end of the pond is indeed a canal, but after a few hundred yards alas it is no more. Plenty of clues though, 'The Moorings' with nowhere to moor just past the end the water that's left. All the remnants have been filled in and given over to walkways
FERGUSLIE MILL - NOTE THE CANAL GOING TO JOHNSTONE
Sorry to disappoint you but the 'canal' is the sluice from the mill dam. Google has a picture and comment. Regards Stan
Wharf mill in Ashton-u-Lyne while being used as a warehouse
Shows Fox Mill, Lime Mill and AO Ferguson
Many industrial town images from the air feature textile mills. Some are quite impressive and are seen at work, often in the 1920s. The Argyll Mill shown in the group header was where my grand father was mill engineer until the early 1960s in charge of the mill's mighty steam engines (built by George Saxon of Openshaw).