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Thursday, September 17, 2009

No Slack Mill Today

Looking down Stockport Road from Gee Cross into Hyde from near the crossroads with Osborne Road and Peel Street.

See how it looked about 100 years ago on Old Hyde.

The scene then was dominated by Slack Mills. The site was taken over early in the 1900s by James North whose firm patented the PVC glove in 1947.

I recently posted a 1993 view of the factory from Werneth Low.

It was demolished in 1998 and the only monument is the restored James North Clock.

The original full-colour version of this photograph can be viewed on Geograph.


magiceye said...

beautiful perspective

Tom said...

I think I prefer the old view..... chimneys and all...
Great set of pictures Gerald.

Mo said...

What is a slack mill?

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for sharing this with the different "angles" of history!
God bless you!

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