#470 – Best of 2016 part 3

So a (belated) third part to my 2016 retrospective continues with a quick look at Mutual Mills in Heywood – not an explore, more a drive by as I was in the area. I’ve a few more from the Manchester area that I’ve not yet got round to posting up – I’ll put these up some time this year (they’re also in this gallery on www.theviewfromthenorth.org)

I last visited Chatterley Whitfield in 2007, and not much has changed, except you can’t go in the bath house now, which is a shame.

Gas holders are an increasingly rare sight in Britain now, and this one in Burnley was in the middle of demolition when I had a quick look.

I was pleased to visit English Fine Cottons to have a look round their impressive mill. While the textile industry hasn’t died in manchester, it’s a fraction of the size it once was, so to see a spinning mill re-opening was a real treat.

And finally the year ended with a trip back to Grove Rake, a place that unlike Chatterley Whitfield, had changed quite a lot since my first visit in 2008.

Finally, I published the second edition of Shadows of the North, on sale here if you are interested!

So, quite a productive year, more so than the previous few! What will 2017 bring……?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Keith Miller says:

    All good stuff – great photo quality and very intersting sites, well captured…. On the Chatterley Whotfield pithead, is that really 3 winding heads over 3 separate shafts all so close together?

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    1. andy says:

      Thanks Keith! Yes, they are close together, although perhaps not as close as that picture makes out as I used a 70-200 to compress the perspective.


  2. A great year’s work Andy. I have really enjoyed reading your posts and look forward to more quality from you in 2017 🙂 I especially appreciated the Grove Rake shots. Keep up the stunning work mate!

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    1. andy says:

      Thanks Iain! 2016 was the most productive year in some time, 2017 is unlikely to be anywhere near. I’ve got more ideas than time currently so it’s going to be a case of squeezing things in when I can.

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