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Search Aspect ( Cape Mills Industrial Estate )
Location - Leeds & District

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Cape Mills, Chimney shortly to be demolished (Farsley)
Colour imageUndated. View of the tall chimney at the cloth manufacturing Cape Mills at Farsley Beck Bottom. The chimney is surrounded by scaffolding in preparation for its demolition. The chimney dates from 1902 and is 135 feet tall (approx. 41 metres). Originally, there was a chair lift inside in order to ascend the chimney, but in later years it was climbed by way of an external ladder. The official opening of the chimney was preceded by free trips to the top for seven days while Farsley Band played at the bottom. A few of the band ascended the chimney with their instruments and played from the open top. Cape Mills had produced military cloth for nearly two centuries before its closure. It was to be converted to Cape Mills Industrial Estate.
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Cape Mills, Farsley Beck Bottom (Farsley)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows Cape Mills in Farsley Beck Bottom, taken shortly before the demolition of the chimney. The mills manufactured cloth for military uniforms from the early 1800s, worn at Waterloo, Trafalgar, the Crimean War, the Boer War and in the twentieth century, the first and second World Wars. The first tenants moved into Cape Mills, in 1813 and were brothers Abimelech and Joseph Hainsworth. After the death of Abimelech in 1836 his sons continued the business and it eventually passed to the Gaunt family who were connected to the Hainsworth family by marriage. A sign in the background reads R. Gaunt & Sons Ltd. Nowadays, Cape Mills is the site of Cape Mills Industrial Estate.
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Cape Mills, Farsley Beck Bottom (Farsley)
Colour imageUndated. View of Cape Mills located at Farsley Beck Bottom, taken shortly before the chimney was demolished. The mills had manufactured cloth for military uniforms since around 1800 and was occupied since 1813 by the Hainsworth and, in subsequent generations, the Gaunt families. The mills are now the site of Cape Mills Industrial Estate.
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Cape Mills, Farsley Beck Bottom (Farsley)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows the tall chimney belonging to Cape Mills at Farsley Beck Bottom. The photograph was taken shortly before demolition. Cape Mills had produced cloth for military uniforms since around 1800. The site is now occupied by Cape Mills Industrial Estate.
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Cape Mills, Farsley Beck Bottom (Farsley)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows Cape Mills from the parking area near Coal Hill Lane at Farsley Beck Bottom. Scaffolding is in place around the chimney as preparations were being made for its demolition. Cape Mills was well known for the manufacture of military cloth throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It was to become Cape Mills Industrial Estate.
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