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Changing landscape as cotton mill is demolished

One of the last cotton mill buildings in Oswaldtwistle is being demolished. Work is taking place to flatten Vine Mill on Brookside Street.

This photo of Vine Mill, in Brookside Street, Oswaldtwistle, being demolished was taken by reader John Mullen

One of the last cotton mill buildings in Oswaldtwistle is being demolished. Work is taking place to flatten Vine Mill on Brookside Street.

The mill, which was built around 1875, is one of the last in the town.

The only other mill from its time period is Moscow Mill, on Colliers Street, which has been renovated to house Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Centre.

Reader John Mullen, 73, sent the Observer his photo of the mill which was taken earlier this week.

John, of Foxhill Terrace, said: "The Vine Mill is no more and is now but a skeleton of itself with its ribs and innards on display for all to see.

"I took the photo because I thought it was interesting to see all of the pipes on display."

The redbrick mills located adjacent to the site were built in the early 20th Century and are still being used by local businesses including BM Furniture.

Demolition work is expected to be completed by the early spring.

 

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