Hebden Bridge

The mill in the foreground is Nutclough Mill, once the home of the Hebden Bridge Fustian Manufacturing Society Ltd, one of Europe’s foremost worker/producer co-operatives. It was abandoned and left to rot in the mid 1960’s.  Scheduled for demolition in the 1980’s it was purchased by Pennine Heritage Trust for £1.00 - though a further £1.2m had to be raised for its renovation and conversion to industrial units. This was done by a 1980’s job creation scheme to find work and on-the-job training for unemployed young people.
Today, the mill is fully occupied by Calrec Audio, an electronics company, not only safeguarding an important heritage building but also providing over 150 local high-tech jobs.

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