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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Ryecroft Mill


Ryecroft Mill dominates the neat brick terraced houses in Hamilton Street, in Ashton's West End.

The mill was built in 1837 and is the second of the four mills built on the Ryecroft site. No 3 Mill was seen here in September. Textile production ceased in the 1970s and the mill is now home to Ryecroft Foods, a subsidiary of Weetabix.

The houses in Hamilton Street have been re-furbished and look as good as new!

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2 comments:

  1. Mill buildings look like home to me - I'd be quite happy living right next to one.

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  2. Thanks for this photo! My great grandfather, grandfather and his brothers all worked at Ryecroft Mill and according to the 1911 census were living at number 22 Hamilton Street. Good to know the houses and mill are still in use.

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