Bean Ing Mills, Dyehouse

11th July 1963. View of the interior of the dyehouse at Bean Ing Mills, Wellington Street. It was located near the riverside on the west side of the mills complex. Building work began on the mills in 1792 when Benjamin Gott purchased 16 acres of farm land on the north bank of the River Aire, to the west of the centre of Leeds. The image shows the old winch dyeing machines. The fabric was joined end to end and drawn into the dye filled vessel by means of a rotating dye winch. The contents of the Dyehouse, and other parts of Bean Ing Mills machinery and fittings, were put on sale on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June 1963 by Mill and Machine Auctioneers & Valuers, Eddison, Taylor & Booth. This sale marked the end of an era for Bean Ing Mills, which had been in the hands of Joshua Wilson & Sons Ltd since 1874. The Yorkshire Post Newspaper building was erected on the site after demolition of the mills in 1965.

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