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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Bailey Mill, Lancashire

We have good weather !! and with reading about a mill that the owners had requested parents keep their kids out of - we couldn't resist.

Urban Spaceman and I jumped in the car with very little knowledge of this place, we couldn't believe this one hadn't been on our radar - turns out its been empty that long most explorers had been, gone and simply forgot about the place.

Having closed around 1996, this former textile mill has become a blight for the locals and its a shame as this place a crying out to be redeveloped.

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Batoyle !! what a name !!!!

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Urban Spaceman, trying to find the entrance, but simply getting covered in mud

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The graffiti was below par, but this was the sticks and I'm told the locals have webbed fingers - as if ??

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After a wander around the various outbuildings, the entry into the place was a well worn path made by the local kids and not the photo below.

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Once in and thru the darkness into the main building the place stripped did hold a number of gems left over from its busy previous life.

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This ledger had been left out by previous explorers for a photo opportunity - dated 1924 !

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All in all a very nice little mooch, but after getting home and trawling the internet, it would seem we turned up about 4 years to late.

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Thanks for looking and we close with an advert from Health & Safety at Work magazine, January 1994.

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** Anyone reading this, who has been - no we didn't miss **


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