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Monday, 5 April 2010

Oxford Mills


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This is a view of Oxford Mills, a complex of former cotton mills in Ashton's West End, seen from the Ashton Canal.

The mills were built around 1845 by Thomas Mason, the father of philanthropist and MP Hugh Mason.

The mills, like others in the area, were built alongside the canal to enable the easy delivery of coal and raw cotton to the mills and the easy dispatch of cotton cloth.

"Oxford Mills" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.


See Birds Eye View of this location.

5 comments:

  1. The canals of the UK are one of the country's great delights! I have a friend just setting-out on his six months drift through the summer in his narrow boat.

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  2. wow,that is one huge canal...thanks for telling us the history of that cotton mills...

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  3. Are these mills still in operation. Please show us more of the canal and where it goes to.

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  4. Is your L-word the name of the canal? Lyne?
    Yes, a landscape l-word. That works. Nice photos.
    I am very late this week.
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    http://annasadornments.blogspot.com/2010/04/abcwednesday-round-6-alphabe-thursday-l.html

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  5. No, Anna. Oxford Mills is this weeks "My World" entry.

    My "L" post for ABC Wednesday is "Ladysmith Centre".

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