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NorthMancBeds 29-06-2009 22:52

ARCHIVE: Wellinton Mill (Knoll Spinning) - June 09
 
You all know the score here, so I won’t regurgitate history. Visited on a Sunday afternoon with a friend. We spent a good two hours wandering and poking about, it was nice and chilled, though we did find a bit of smack related scat and some weirdness upstairs. I hope these shots are a different take on a well documented place.

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Gate + signage.

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View from one mill building to the principal structure facing the road.

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Ground floor of building in previous photo, note the skateboard ramp in the room at the back; some enterprising youth there!

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Second floor. Some idiot had painted “leave 666” in jam on the walls and another nutter had collected dead pigeons into a pile and had apparently been beating them with a stick?*! I didn’t shoot it as I was gagging at the smell.

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Top floor, I added my name to the ‘hall of fame’ window.

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Inside the water tank at the head of the tower. Really into the rust.

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Lift motor. This colour palette is amazing, the peachy orange, petrol blue and olive green are top together.

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Safe

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Page in forklift truck manual, great drawings.

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Presumably spools or bobbins used to sit on each of these spikes(?)

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Wall and window shadow falling across it.

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Sewing room

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This substation across the road is disguised as a normal house! It’s like painting WWII bunkers to look like cottages.

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My personal favourite – 1970s style interiors.

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Check out the ‘crazy paving’ carpet and the fabric wall covering – sick.


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