The Past

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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Heywood - Mutual Mill

Not to long ago there were many cotton mills throughout Heywood and the rest of Lancashire just like this one - Mutual Mill

Most have been redeveloped now - supermarkets, car parks, museums and the like.

Cotton is no longer produced here and a few industrial units would appear to be operating. There has been talk of converting the mill into flats - there is opposition to this and some want the mill preserving as a historical object / property . Whether anything will happen in these dire economic times who knows ??


1 comment:

Green Jeannie said...

There is an old mill near my allotment, many years ago, it was successfully turned into flats. At first it kind of stood out, but I noticed the other day when passing it on the way to the allotment; how well it has weathered in, and the flats look like they have always been there in the mill.

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