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December 5, 2011 in Urban Exploration

Dalton Mills, Keighley

Built by the rich industrialist Joseph Craven in 1869, this vast old mill was once a towering centre of industry which proudly presided over Keighley. It is situated on the north side of the River Worth, a water source which once powered all kinds of activity throughout the valley. At this time, the town was one of the busiest and wealthiest in Yorkshire. All of the new buildings were ornate and worthy of a town of such wealth and prestige as a result of its industrial might, and reflect the strong sense of civic pride that had developed in the area. Today much of Dalton Mills lies in a decrepit but breathtaking state and still retains a sense of sad majesty as the structure gradually continues a journey into decline.

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