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Bishopton Flax Mill on fire

Bishopton Flax Mill on fire
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Price:  £6.99

Reference:  A1812A4

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Bishopton Hemp and Tow Spinning Mill was built in 1792, but was completely destroyed by a fire which started on 26th May 1915. A total of 60 people (mostly women and girls) lost their jobs as a result. However, the Manager's house and stables were saved. Troops, comprised of the 16th and 18th West Yorkshire Regiments, known as the 'Bradford Pals' were in the camp on Red Bank, located just above the mill, hence their presence at the scene. Beyond and to the right can be seen the covered rope walk.

This image is part of the Ripon Re-Viewed collection created by Ripon Civic Society and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF)


We use a high resolution 50 mega pixel Canon camera, mounted on a Guardian stand, which allows us to capture A0 plans comfortably without losing any clarity or definition.  Plans larger than A0 are digitally stitched using Adobe Photoshop by experienced reprographic staff.  Images are captured at a minimum resolution of 300dpi as TIFFS using Phase One capture software.

Paper copies at A4 and A3 size are printed on 120gsm high quality matt paper using good quality printing ink.

Paper copies larger than A3 (A2 up to A0) are printed on 170gsm high quality matt coated paper, using UV inks which do not fade or lose colour over time. 

Photographs are printed on 300gsm satin and gloss paper.


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Free postage and packing on all photograph orders

Digital copies will be sent by email.


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