#452 – Rossendale Mills – The Lancashire Sock Company

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Not too long ago, there were many little mills, bleachers and dyers in the valleys of northern England. The past 20 years has seen them disappear or redeveloped into apartments, as property prices increase and gentrified semi-rural living has become more popular. The valleys of Rossendale though are strangely untouched in this regard, with many mills still standing, although few are still in the textile trade and most are in multiple occupancy.

I took these of the Lancashire Sock Company Mill to capture a vanishing part of the industrial landscape, a traditional stone built mill, replete with lodge (millpond), chimney and moorland backdrop on a typically rainy winters day in Lancashire.

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