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Centre left is Acre Mill of Cape Asbestos which was demolished in 1979 by which time it was disused. Postcard.

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Cape Asbestos, Old Town near Hebden Bridge Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

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The mill at Chiserley, Old Town gained notoriety as 'The Killer Mill, as many of its worker contracted asbestosis through breathing in asbestos dust. The mill closed in 1970 but wasn't largely demolished until 1978/9. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local…

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On the skyline the now demolished Acre mill. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

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Acre Mill, Old Town, Hebden Bridge

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Many changes have transformed the scene at Old Town, viewed here in the early years of the last century. The big mill an the right is Acre Mill, which was a weaving mill, later owned by Cape Asbestos; the smaller mill on the left of it was the…

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Towards the right the gabled building is Walker Lane Methodist Chapel, and to the left can be seen part of Acre Mill. Coronation Terrace is under construction.

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Across the centre is Acre Mill of Cape Asbestos. Known as 'The Killer Mill' after the asbestosis suffered by its workers due to breathing in asbestos dust. It closed in 1970 and was demolished in 1979 apart from the building seen down the centre of…

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The building on the right of the picture is the Hare and hounds and the large mill to the left is Acre Mill.

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Hepton R.D. Pecket and Luddendenfoot C.R. C.42. Improvement at Junction with Walker Lane, Chiserley Looking East. "After" photo taken 1/10/54 Their Ref: 32/3(5a). Highways and Bridges Department, County Hall, Wakefield.

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Hepton R.D. Pecket and Luddendenfoot C.R. C.42. Improvement at Junction with Walker Lane, Chiserley Looking East. "Before" photo taken 10/4/53. Their Ref: 32/3(5). Highways and Bridges Department, County Hall, Wakefield. Acre Mill asbestos works is…

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Hepton R.D. Pecket and Luddendenfoot C.R. C.42. Improvement at Junction with Walker Lane, Chiserley Looking West at junction. "Before" photo taken 10/4/53. Their Ref: 32/3(7). On the left is Mitchell's Mill.

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Hepton R.D. Pecket and Luddendenfoot C.R. C.42. Improvement at Junction with Walker Lane, Chiserley Looking West at junction with Estate Road. "After" photo taken 1/10/54. Their Ref: 32/3(6a). Highways and Bridges Department, County Hall, Wakefield.…

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Hepton R.D. Pecket and Luddendenfoot C.R. C.42. Improvement at Junction with Walker Lane, Chiserley Looking West at junction with Estate Road. "Before" photo taken 10/4/53. Their Ref: 32/3(6). Highways and Bridges Department, County Hall, Wakefield.…

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MS4 5CAC p7 Hoyle web

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The mill became notorious for asbestos related diseases amongst its workforce many of whom died from their illnesses. The mill closed and was demolished in 1979.

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The BBC broadcast a "Workers Playtime" from the canteen in the 1950s.

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The BBC broadcast a Worker's Playtime from the canteen in the 1950s. Part of the mill can be seen in the background. Lily Young is front row left hand side, back row left hand side is Mrs Gough whose husband worked in the mill..
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