Saturday, 17 January 2015

Airedale Mills


Along the canal around Bingley, many of the old mills and canalside warehouses have been converted into residential properties. Most of them look very nice properties, and the advantage of being canalside rather than on the river is a much reduced risk of flooding, as the water is more easily controlled though the sluices. This building is Airedale Mill, at Micklethwaite, once one of the largest suppliers of worsted cloth for army uniforms. Worsted cloth is made from long, fine fibres of wool twisted together and is very hard-wearing.

6 comments:

  1. The water surface was on your side for capturing the perfect reflection.

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  2. What a lovely place to live, I wouldn't mind one of those flats :-)

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  3. Would be very nice to have an apartment in this lovely old mill Jenny, such a good use for the buildings.. Super reflections.

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  4. A lovely pic, Jenny! I wouldn't mind one of those flats either - and an Airedale Terrier to go with it. ;-)

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  5. You have such beautiful architecture...these buildings are so beautiful. I'm wondering what your seasons are like...do you get much snow or are you just experiencing the calm before the storm...I'm amazed at how green everything is!

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  6. Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Love the building, love the site, love the reflection.

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