Sutton (Two Dales Metaldetecting Club)
Friday, May 4, 2007 18:51
I was very saddend to see the chimney at greenroyd mill knocked down as I feel it was a landmark on suttons ladscape.Possibly the water tower could have gone, but m
ill chiminy,s are part of our heratage. What do you think.
Saturday, May 5, 2007 11:29
|Yes, I agree 100%. I was told a few months ago that the chimney would be staying (can't remember who told me though) and was very saddened to see it being knocked down.
Saturday, May 5, 2007 17:31
|I agree - another Sutton icon gone. It's a pity there couldn't have been a preservation order placed on the chimney and the mill for that matter in case of future demolishion.
I used to work at Hartley's mill before it closed in 1980. One weekend I was working overtime cleaning the spinning machines while the rest of the mill was closed and I decided to take a closer look at the chimney from the inside. I clambered on my hands and knees into the boiler chamber through a pile of soft powdery soot and looked up the chimney so that I could see day light at the top. Not quite sure why I decided to do that but I'm glad I did now !