SJ9495 : Final end of Carrfield Mill

taken 7 years ago, near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Final end of Carrfield Mill
Final end of Carrfield Mill
Carrfield Mill stood under the shadow of the adjacent Ashton Brothers Mill until that was demolished in 2008.

Originally known for manufacturing Zorbit terry nappies, it became the home of "Christy Towels". The brand was founded in 1851. Christy is the world's oldest towel manufacturer and is the UK's leading towel brand. Christy invented the first loom to mechanically weave what remains today the basis of the modern towel and is the exclusive supplier of the towels to the world famous Wimbledon Tennis Championship. The 1 billion USD Welspun Group acquired an 85% interest in Christy for a business valuation of GBP 15.6 m, in July 2006. In 2008 they closed the dyehouse and making-up departments at Hyde and transferred the machinery to a specially designed site at Welspun's Anjar facility in India.

Their UK HQ and sales office remained at Carrfield Mill until 2012 when they took over 12,000 sq ft of offices and showroom facilities at Orbit Developments' Park Square complex in Cheadle.

In June 2013 SJ9495 : Demolition of Carrfield Mill only the office building still awaited final demolition. Now that it has all gone a 7 acre industrial and office development site is up for sale.
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused 
Date (from Tags)
1851  2012 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9457 9537 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.3034N 2:4.9943W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9458 9533
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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