SJ9495 : Newton Street

near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Newton Street
Newton Street
The B6170 out of Hyde from its junction with Dukinfield Road. In the background is Carrfield Mill, which was the home of "Christy Towels". It stood under the shadow of the adjacent Ashton Brothers Mill until that was demolished in 2008.

The brand was founded in 1851. Christy is the world's oldest towel manufacturer and is the UK's leading towel brand. Christy invented the first loom to mechanically weave what remains today the basis of the modern towel and is the exclusive supplier of the towels to the world famous Wimbledon Tennis Championship.

The 1 billion USD Welspun Group acquired an 85% interest in Christy for a business valuation of GBP 15.6 m, in July 2006.

In 2008 they closed the dyehouse and making-up departments at Hyde and transferred the machinery to a specially designed site at Welspun's Anjar facility in India.

Their UK HQ and sales office remained at Carrfield Mill until 2012 when they took over 12,000 sq ft of offices and showroom facilities at Orbit Developments' Park Square complex in Cheadle.

The old mill is now in the process of being demolished.
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2012
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 6 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Industry  Derelict, Disused  Roads, Road transport 
Road (from Tags)
B6170 
Date (from Tags)
2008  1851  2006  2012 
Former (from Tags)
Textile Mill  Offices 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9456 9534 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.2872N 2:5.0033W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9455 9531
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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