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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 11th July, 2018)

Rylands Mill

Rylands Mill
A different view of the old mill next to Mesnes Park.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone 6)
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Comment by: Ken R on 11th July 2018 at 00:41

Interesting photo. A "brickies" pride and joy. Didn't Gus have that building for a time?

Comment by: Mick on 11th July 2018 at 06:57

Theres some antique telephone thingymagigs on that wall, if that woman from the Money for Nothing TV program got her hands on them, they might end up being turned a pair of bedside lamps.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 11th July 2018 at 10:15

Beautiful brickwork. Can't believe they haven't turned it into "luxury

Comment by: Veronica on 11th July 2018 at 11:25

It's a sin and a shame for this to happen and not fair to people who live nearby. Such artistic design on the brickwork - it must have seemed like a palace when it was first built.

Comment by: AP on 11th July 2018 at 11:47

Just look how substantial is that telephone bracket. In the days of open copper wire, it had to withstand the loading of the wire being tensioned. A special vice gripped the wire, and incorporated a winch to set the tension.

Think of the poor workman who had to fit it. No power tools or cherry pickers. He would have been balanced atop a ladder, hammer in one hand, holding a tool called a jumper int tuther, bashing away to drive those required screw holes into the wall. No wonder they are in the mortar, and not the brick.

The ceramic insulators may look like the ones on telephone poles, but these are terminal pots. The top unscrews, revealing a terminal block where the open copper wire connected to the downlead into the premises.

Comment by: DTease on 11th July 2018 at 13:11

Look at the intricate brickwork in this Mill. A lot of skill and effort went into the planning and building of this factory. Now it's left to decay and rot. Would it not be kinder, if no use can be found for it to pull it down and let it come to a dignified end?

Comment by: Ken R on 12th July 2018 at 00:51

I must have been dreaming earlier, it wasn't "Gus" I should have said "John Englands"

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