Hidden in Plain Sight – Post 31

This imposing silk mill was built in 1853 and was extended in the late 19th century. It is unknown who originally had the mill built.

In the 1970’s this was the last of the numerous silk mills in the town that was still operational. It was owned & ran by the family firm Thomas Whittles Ltd, who had owned the mill since the late 1860’s.

Thomas Whittles Ltd ceased trading in 1994 and ended the long history of the silk industry in Leek with the closure of the mill.

The mill has now been converted into apartments.

The mill was granted a Grade II listing on 3 February 1993 by English Heritage.

Wellington Mill

Shooting Information:
Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm Kit Lens
Feature Image – Exposure 1/30, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 18mm
Secondary Image – Exposure 1/50, Aperture f/9.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 32mm

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4 thoughts on “Hidden in Plain Sight – Post 31

  1. Max Qubit says:

    I like the little write ups you do on the pictures. So you get picture+background story thing. Well done!

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  2. Hi. Thanks for the like. Great idea for a project – your Hidden in Plain Sight. Wish I’d have thought of it!

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