Connor Hicks Photography

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Fox Bro’s Dye Works, Somerset

Due to the acquisition of the old flour mills, which became the main Tonedale Mills site, the older Tone Mills, a few hundred metres further north, became the cloth finishing works. Sitting on the banks of the River Tone, the mills originally used water wheels on the river for power generation, the housing for which are still in place. Later with the introduction of steam and then electric power, the water was used as part of the cloth finishing process, and was managed more carefully with the introduction of a reservoir and sluice gates. Within the reservoir, the water was treated before its use. The finishing works and dye factory were both on this site. The former had a boiler house attached, while the latter had an engine house added.

Pt. 1 – Tonedale Mills

 Sewing Machine Fox Bros Urbex 1024x683 Fox Bros Dye Works, Somerset

Urbex Somerset Dye Works Mills 1024x694 Fox Bros Dye Works, Somerset

Trailer Somerset Dye Works Fox Bros 1024x683 Fox Bros Dye Works, Somerset

Somerset Mills Dye Works Urbex 1024x706 Fox Bros Dye Works, Somerset

Somerset Dye Works Fox Bros 1024x683 Fox Bros Dye Works, Somerset

Mills Somerset Urbex Wellington Dye Works 1024x683 Fox Bros Dye Works, Somerset

Fox Bros Wellington Urbex Mills 1024x683 Fox Bros Dye Works, Somerset

Fox Bros Somerset Urbex Dye Works 1024x683 Fox Bros Dye Works, Somerset

Dye Works Wellington Urbex 1024x689 Fox Bros Dye Works, Somerset

 

 

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