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"E" is for "Egret Mill" and today's photo shows the frontage of the former Egret Mill on Old Street, Ashton.
Egret Mill was built on the corner of Old Street and Bentinck Street in Ashton. It was opened in 1823 as Lees Mill, a five-storey spinning mill. It was later bought by the Egret Mill Company, who added weaving sheds to the site.
In 1881 the original spinning mill was destroyed by fire and the weaving sheds were then extended over the site. However, the mill ceased cotton cloth manufacturing in 1887.
The part of the building seen in the photo accommodated the mill offices. Behind that there are just two bays surviving of the weaving shed. There is nothing left of the rest of the mill.
This part of Old Street is being re-developed as part of the St Petersfield scheme. In the background, further along the street, can be seen The Witchwood pub and The Armoury.
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