Category Archives: Saving Newsome Mills

Saving Newsome Mills (part three): If you’re not on the list…

Most evenings I make the short walk from my family home on Hart Street to the house nearby that I live in now. Tonight, as usual, I walked through the mill yard (which is present day Ruth Street). The clocks … Continue reading

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Saving Newsome Mills (part two): The day the sun came out

On 7th November 2007, I made a pact with Newsome Mill. I promised to keep it standing, in exchange for it not falling down on my head. We would do our best to keep each other safe. It was a … Continue reading

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Saving Newsome Mills (part one): Tenterhooks

On 6th November 2007, the last remaining weaving sheds at Newsome Mills lost their roof. This incident has taken its place in the sad sequence of loss and neglect which forms the modern history of the most prominent building in … Continue reading

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