Bean Ing Mills, Loom

Undated This January 1965 image shows an old loom found at Bean Ing Mills on Weillington Street. The Mills were built by Benjamin Gott in 1792 with the Wellington Street frontage added in 1829. At this time the mills were called Park Mills. By 1797 Gott employed a workforce of 1200 and it was the biggest woollen cloth factory in Yorkshire. At the time of the photograph the mills had recently been used by Joshua Wilson & Sons Ltd, worsted coating manufacturers. The Mills at the time were in the process of demolition and new premises for the Yorkshire Post newspaper erected on the site opening in 1970.

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Memories

Another part of Leeds/Yorkshire/English history bulldozed to the ground to make way for the ugliest building in Leeds, IMO. I've lost count of the historic building LCC gave permission to demolish just because they were no longer viable.
Chris Martin