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Saturday, 30 January 2010

Monochrome Moment: Ryecroft Mill

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The bulk of Ryecroft Mill dominates the view along Hamilton Street in Ashton's West End.

Ryecroft Mill was built in 1837 as a cotton spinning mill. It was the second of a complex of four mills built close together in the area. It now produces Weetabix and other foods.

The neat terraced houses are typical of many such rows built in Ashton to house the mill workers.

See Birds Eye View of this location.

This image is a contribution to Monochrome Weekend. Please follow the link to visit other sites taking part.


  1. What an interesting looking building with a long history. I'm glad to hear it is still in use.
    The Road to Here

  2. Ah, makes me feel at home! Glad to hear the mill is still used - I shall look at my Weetabix with renewed interest.

  3. What fabulous old buildings, I love bricks in mono. ~ Calico Contemplations

  4. Interesting building & works well in B&W.

  5. Shows true mastery of B&W.

  6. How interesting to, not only see your wonderful old cotton mill and town houses, but also to see a bird's eye view of the area - the first Bing search opportunity I have seen! From that I can see how well your position was for your shot.

  7. Wonderful subject for monochrome and good to see the historic mills being used today.

  8. Nice photograph! However, it's a pity that you couldn't actually capture the smell that comes from this place as it wafts down to St Peters and up to the Moss.

  9. I like this a lot. It has an almost timeless quality.

  10. How much better this image is in B&W compared with your colour version.


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