Paper Mill

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Explore #215: ‘Lady in Red’ Control Room, France – August 2017

Explore #7 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Please excuse the cringeworthy Urbex codename, not of my doing… History This control room is all that now remains of a former gas and oil-fired power plant, built in the early 2000s to power a paper mill next door. The mill once boasted a production output of 330,00 tonnes of paper per annum, employing almost 350 staff. Production declined during the 2010s, and after failing to sell the site it was closed down…

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Explore #135: Robert Fletcher and Son Limited paper mill, Greenfield, Oldham, UK – July 2015

History (also partly including abridged and rewritten histories from here and here – all original rights acknowledged) Robert Fletcher joined the paper mill business of Ralph Crompton and Nephews, Bleachers and Papermakers, Stoneclough and Manchester in 1830 shortly after it had opened, and rose through the ranks to eventually become manager of the whole mill. After the last of the Crompton brothers died the succession of the mill was offered to Robert Fletcher. Fletcher controlled the mill until his death…

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