Hidden In Plain Sight – post 14

I have no idea when this old mill was built but it was probably during the later half of the 19th century and was owned by silk manufacturers Henry Bermingham & Son. It was sold to White & Davis Ltd on 28 September 1912 for the princely sum of £6250.

White & Davis changed their name to Job White & Sons around 1914. They were the manufacturer of Moorcroft Knitwear, which was one of the country’s biggest knitwear labels during the 1950’s. In 1964 the Mill suffered a massive fire which destroyed most of the building (most of the damage was concentrated at the rear of the property) but luckily it was rebuilt and re-opened in 1965, but the Company went into liquidation on 16 June 1970.

The Mill later became a massive antique emporium, which is home to several businesses but now that the lease is due for renewal, the plan for the mill is to convert it into 60+ flats for senior citizens by a retirement home company. I think is a shame as the businesses that are housed there now have to move and some of them will probably leave the town due to the lack of suitable premises.

Shooting Information:
Feature Image – Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm kit lens, Exposure 30 secs, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm

Previous Hidden in Plain Sight Posts:
Idea – http://wp.me/p35l1I-i
Post 1 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-h
Post 2 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-x
Post 3 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-C
Post 4 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-R
Post 5 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-13
Post 6 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-1W
Post 7 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-23
Post 8 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2f
Post 9 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2m
Post 10 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2C
Post 11 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2L
Post 12 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-2S
Post 13 – http://wp.me/p35l1I-3j

4 thoughts on “Hidden In Plain Sight – post 14

  1. Jerry says:

    Nice motion blur.


  2. Round Table says:

    Your “Hidden in Plain Sight” series is really nice! Thanks for sharing, I’ll visit again.


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