Former Dobcross Loom Works which was built in 1860; was owned since the 70’s by W H Shaw and sons, pallet makers, there until approx 2006 when the company went into administration. It was reputedly one of the largest pallet works in Europe.
Part of the site was taken over in 2010 by a plastic extrusion company but only survived for a small number of years before going bust.
The site was earmarked for the location of a new high school and planning permission passed. This school should have been in service by 2018! But due to continued and ongoing local resistance nothing has happened
A wet and rainy day last October saw me having a mooch around the many buildings on site, varying degrees of access made all the more enjoyable by evading the arrival of the security contractors. I got the impression that if they couldn’t get in through an open door they weren’t going to put themselves out.
Happy days, enjoy the visit; I did.