The firm, which dates back to 1902, has operated from the town of Ormskirk for over 100 years, announced plans to re-locate all operations from Ormskirk to other locations within the Archwood Group. The company’s plans included warehousing and… Continue reading Atkinson and Kirkby, North West
Opened in 1932 to replace Todmorden’s original Olympia Theatre (first built an ice-skating rink in 1909), the New Olympia was a classic example of British Art Deco picture house design. With its central location, full stage and larger seating capacity than Todmorden’s other theatres, the venue soon earned… Continue reading New Olympia Cinema, Todmorden
Born in England in 1946, serial Killer Harold Shipman attended Leeds School of Medicine and began working as a physician in 1970. Between then and his arrest in 1998, he killed at least 215 (possibly as many as 260) of his patients, by injecting them with lethal doses of painkillers. Harold was born the middle child… Continue reading Harold Shipmans surgery
Unfortunately, I was able to find no history on the pub or why it closed down. However, the restaurant experienced a large fire in January 2015, which lead firefighters to tear down parts of the ceiling and roof to ensure that the fire was fully extinguished. There is also extensive flooding in the basement.
The production of Soda Ash began on this site in the late 1800s, with the buildings being updated and extended as more technologies become available. In 1926, Brunner Monds become part of the ICL and stayed part of the industrial chemical manufacturing giant until 1991 when the bought back the rights and become a standalone… Continue reading Brunner Mond Soda Ash Works (Tata Chemicals) Northwich, UK.
The Mil Hotel is situated in what was Gradwell Farm, in the parish of Ulnes Walton. It was name after a Nowegian Seafarer who ventured up the River Ribble and eventually into the River Lostock. Gradwell’s was used as a Catholic Seminary for Jesuit Priests during the reformation. The students here would work on the… Continue reading The Mill Hotel, Croston, Preston, UK.
Denbigh Asylum was designed by architect Thomas Fulljames to accommodate between 60 and 200 patients. The hospital originally had its own farm and gasworks. Planned for closure during the 1960s, it was closed in sections from 1991 to 1995. In November 2008, during work to renovate the building site and covert it to apartments and… Continue reading North Wales Hospital – Denbigh Asylum, Wales, UK.