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Old 11-04-09, 21:30   #1
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I have been sent a original photo yesterday of Folly Clough Mill- Crawshawbooth.

The first 7 photos are of the area as it is now in April 2009.The last one is the one of Folly Clough Mill .
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Re: Crawshawbooth-Folly Clough Mill

I always wondered what building was there before, What did it make?
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Re: Crawshawbooth-Folly Clough Mill

The area is up for sale - £80,000

A picturesque area of land, visually quite beautiful and amounting to approximately two acres, including the site of an old mill, demolished long ago, sheltered, peaceful and private, nicely screened with mature trees, including a stream and waterfall, superb private aspects and situated within walking distance of the village centre with good access from Goodshaw Lane. *Including the site of the old Hawthorne Mill (originally Folly Clough Mill) & a small row of cottages, the buildings were demolished in the early 1960's. *A planning application was submitted in 1987 for a single detached dwelling which was refused. *Natural spring water supply to site.

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Re: Crawshawbooth-Folly Clough Mill

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I always wondered what building was there before, What did it make?
It was a Felt works and i think it possibly was owned by the Hardman Family.
The building had a fire and eventually it was demolished.
I hope Rossday might be able to cast a bit more information on this thread
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Re: Crawshawbooth-Folly Clough Mill

I used to live on burnley road near the moller ring and my mother took me over to watch the chimney being demolished. It was the old method (as done by Mr Dibnah) and all I remember is that it seemed to take forever to come down! That was the early/mid 60's.
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Hawthorn Mill was owned by Hollingsworth Bros. Ltd. (part of the Pressed Felt group) and was being used for jute proccesing when it was badly damaged by fire on Saturday 21st July 1962 and most of the building was left unsafe. The mill was demolished in early September 1962 and the chimney was dropped on the 17th September by Thomas("Tommy")McHugh of Bury.

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After workmen had been forced to abandon their efforts to check the flames, firemen with ten appliances fought a blaze which gutted the three-storied portion of Hollingsworth Bros. Ltd., jute pullers and dyers, of Hawthorn Mill, Folly Bank, Crawshawbooth, in less than an hour on Saturday morning.
Fanned by a strong wind the flames leapt through the building and when firemen arrived it was blazing from end to end.
Nine men had begun cleaning and maintenance work at the mill at 8 a.m., and about forty minutes later Mr. Sam Phillipson (55), of l7 Hamer Avenue, Loveclough, and fire beater Mr. John Ruane (50), of 2 Rushbed, Crawshawbooth, were in a first floor storeroom when, they told the “Free Press”, there was a bang and a sheet of flame.
The fire took hold rapidly and they raised a general alarm within the mill and dashed for their own fire fighting equipment while foreman Mr Jim Olerenshaw, (51) of 183 Goodshaw Lane, Crawshawbooth, summoned the brigade.

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Dense smoke soon drove the men from the mill to assume the role of spectators as fire engines from Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Bacup, Burnley, Ramsbottom and Accrington, together with a control unit from Agecroft began to arrive.
Accrington sent their turntable ladder and firemen carried portable pumps down the steep slopes to the stream below for additional water.
Within half an hour the building was an inferno with one part of the roof already gone and another ready to go within a matter of minutes.
By 10-20 however, the blaze was under control and by lunch time it was all over except for damping down operations in what was by then merely a shell of a building.
The blaze, watched by many people found the building, used entirely for storage, easy meat as bales of raw jute burned with the rapidity of well dried straw.
A director of the firm, Mr. W. H. Hollingsworth, said thousands of pounds worth of damage had been caused.
He added; "The workmen did all that could possibly be expected of them under the circumstances.”

No-one out of work
About a dozen people are em*ployed at the mill, one of the Pressed Felt group, which has other premises at Bacup, Edenfield and Colne, and no one, said Mr. Hollingsworth, would be out of work because of the fire.
The single storey section, housing machinery, was untouched and work will continue there. Workmen were, in fact, engaged on the task of getting some machinery ready to move to on of the other mills when the fire broke out.
Although of great age the milt was taken over by Hollingsworth’s as recently as 1948. Much of the stock which was destroyed in the blaze was taken into store as recently as April.

Rossendale Free Press 28th July 1962
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Hawthorn Mill was owned by Hollingsworth Bros. Ltd. (part of the Pressed Felt group) and was being used for jute proccesing when it was badly damaged by fire on Saturday 21st July 1962 and most of the building was left unsafe. The mill was demolished in early September 1962 and the chimney was dropped on the 17th September by Thomas("Tommy")McHugh of Bury.


Wow Thanks. Tommy Mchugh was my wifes grandad, came from Heywood actualy. wonder if thats him in the photo?
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For an up date on Folly Clough Mill go to this thread Engine Tenter
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Re: Crawshawbooth-Folly Clough Mill

The area is still for sale ... £80,000

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-28658513.html

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Brilliant stuff thanks to all
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