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Location - Leeds & District

Beck Bottom Cottages (Farsley) (4 comments)
Colour image2001. Image shows the stone built Beck Bottom Cottages owned by Cape Mills. The cottages are numbered 6, left, and 4 right. Number 2 is set further back at the rear corner of number 4. The view is in the direction of Coal Hill Lane.
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Broom Mills, interior view of the weaving shed (Farsley)
Black & White imagec1979. Black & white image showing the interior view of the weaving shed at Broom Mills. Reuben Gaunt, of the nearby Cape Mills and Springfield Mills, acquired Broom Mills in 1886 for the manufacture of woollens. Worsteds continued to be manufactured at Springfield Mills. The sons and grandsons of Reuben Gaunt eventually took over the running of the three mills. Broom Mills is located at Farsley Beck Bottom off Coal Hill Lane.
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Cape Mills, chimney shortly to be demolished (Farsley) (1 comment)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows the large chimney belonging to Cape Mills at Farsley Beck Bottom. At the time of the photograph it was being prepared for demolition. Cape Mills had manufactured cloth for military uniforms throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Some of these cloths were exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.
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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) (7 comments)
Black & White image17th October 1899. View of Cape Mills, manufacturing woollens, which was owned by four Hainsworth brothers. This section of the mills is in residential use. The lower windows are broken and the outline of a doorway, which has been filled in with stone blocks, can be seen. The mills are situated at Farsley Beck Bottom.
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