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Thwaite Mills, Skelton Grange


Thwaite Mills, Skelton Grange
Description:
Undated. View of Thwaite Mills with Skelton Grange power station in the background. There has been a mill at Thwaite since 1641 when a fulling mill was built. In the 1820s the Aire and Calder Navigation Co. purchased the mills and rebuilt the whole site. The resulting two storey mill building with attic can be seen in the photograph. In 1978 the Thwaite Mills Society starting restoring the site which is now a museum run by Leeds City Council.

User Comments:

Name:
jack mitchell

Comment:
After leaving the army in 1961,i worked on the expansion of (Skelton Grange power Station)for a short while.I must have had my mind well and truly in my work,because i never even noticed the Mill.Now i find it was given as the residence of my wifes ancestors on the Marriage Certificate of Thomas Palmer & Mary Charlesworth in 1856.My wifes maiden name being PALMER.Comm9-July-07.

Email:
astrojack7mars@msn.com

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
This view of the power station is less than 1/2 mile from the mills so the view discussed in pic 2009921 169414 is unlikely to be true.

Date:
20-Aug-2013

Email:
bean-j@o2.co.uk

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