Sunday, 6 August 2017

Malsis School, Crosshills, North Yorkshire

History

Malsis School located at a mansion known as Malsis Hall in the village of Crosshills, in North Yorkshire, England, was a co-educational independent pre-prep and preparatory school for pupils aged three to 13 years. The school was founded in 1920, and closed due to falling pupil numbers in 2014. Facilities at the school included 3 km mountain bike trail, 9-hole golf course, swimming pool, rifle range and 40 acres of grounds.
 
The school closed on 10 December 2014, when the final assembly started at 11 am and concluded at 1 pm. The next day the school trust went into administration with Ernst & Young, Leeds. The schools assets were auctioned off and the land and building sold by Eddisons, and now having fully paid off its debts has passed into creditors voluntary liquidation to be finally wound up. In January 2015, The Old Malsis Association (OMA) was formed to represent the views of school alumni from down the years.
 
Malsis Hall and its grounds have been sold to Seddon Construction, which plans to build 100 new homes on the site and transform the former school building into a specialist rehabilitation centre - subject to planning permission being granted. Proprietors Jonathan and Jamie Seddon were both former Malsis pupils in the 1980s.
 
Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malsis_School
 
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Robert Fletcher & Sons (Boiler House), Greenfield, Oldham

History

For a full history and my first report from the canteen building see here:

http://3soteric3ric.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/robert-fletcher-sons-greenfield-oldham.html

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Ibex Ropes, Mossley, Manchester

History

Ibex Marina Ropes is a cordage and rope making company specialising in Elasticated Shock Cord (often referred to as Bungee Rope) and braided rope products.

Source:
http://www.ibexmarina.com/about-us/

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Chadderton Baths, Chadderton, Manchester

History

The Art Deco Chadderton Baths was a public swimming facility opened in 1937. Henry Taylor, the British Olympic freestyle swimming triple gold medallist and champion was an attendant at Chadderton Baths where many of his awards were displayed. Chadderton Baths were closed indefinitely in 2006 after a structural survey found faults which could have put the public at risk. Chadderton Sports Centre, built onto the Baths, was closed and replaced by the Chadderton Wellbeing Centre in January 2010. An application to demolish the Baths was made in March 2011, but is now in private ownership with conversion work allegedly due soon.
 
Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chadderton
 
Esoteric Eric