Monday, 9 September 2013

A relic


Someone's leaving 'do' at work had me gracing the VM Lounge, a bar in the centre of the Victoria Mills complex. I've shown photos of the complex before (click the Victoria Mills label below). It was a huge Victorian textile mill, built almost next door to Salts Mill but some twenty years later. After it finally closed as a business, the buildings and land were bought by a property development company. The old buildings have been transformed into loft-style apartments, with some new-build apartment blocks on the site as well. Some elements remain to remind of the buildings' original use. This is a rusty piece of mill machinery but it has a certain charm and is at least as attractive in its context as some modern sculptures.

5 comments:

  1. That looks like a very complicated piece. I can see parts about it that looks like it was in the mill.

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  2. Nice photograph, jennyfreckles. I thought it was a vintage photograph at first.

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  3. Nice shot and well presented. Like the new self-portrait, too. Jim

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  4. It's a loom very possibly of the Northrop, Massachusets company.

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  5. This looks like a northrop loom of the kind used a lot around here and in salts.

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