Banksfield Mill Fire
|Banksfield Mill Fire
Banksfield Mill was built in 1869 by Thomas Bolton (Bolton, Murgatroyd and
Co), it was located adjacent to Yeadon Banks, open countryside which stretches
down to Otley Chevin..
It became a dyeworks and was owned by Scott and Rhodes.
The date of the fire pictured here is uncertain, the image has a caption which
states Circa 1979, a report in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus 1984 describes a
fire which began when an explosion caused the mill to be evacuated as it became
smoke-logged and that it was the second fire in two weeks.
The mill closed and a
housing estate is now on the site. (February 2013)
Post a Comment
Please login to post a comment.