Category Archives: Abandoned and Forgotten

Photography of some of the Countires Old Buildings and rugged Landscapes lost and forgotten and shaped by time.

Edenwood Mill Ramsbottom

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Over the years I have been watching this sad decline of Edenwood Mill  in Ramsbottom but this last week not a lot looked left of the roof.

Edenwood Mill was a Cotton and dyeing Mill constructed in 1801 and was part of a series of mills in the Rossendale valley. In the later years of its life 1968 it produced specialist block printing.

Last Glimpse, before I turned out the light

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Reflecting back on the North of England’s Cotton production. One of the last jobs for this mill was as a suit manufacturer in the 1970’s through until the 1980’s when all production stopped…!

When you see photographs of Cotton Manufacturing in the North of England you either see historic images of how things were or the contrast of urban dereliction on one of the Urbexing websites with dust forming on Britain’s forgotten and lost History.  This is the closest I could get  to how life may have looked for that particular cloth manufacturer who had hung up this personal mirror maybe to check how there hair looks or may they checked the view over there shoulder?

 

Tools of a Slate Miner

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Photographers just love rust and I am sorry but I thought that this was great.