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The story of the project and resources



Find out about the Lost Mills


Bradford from top of Bradford College Westbrook looking NE toward Girlington & hospital. 5 x 4 plate camera 1976 Matthew Davison  Looking toward Girlington & Lady Royd House.

Research pages


woman working in mill

Iinterviews and transcripts from the archive


Find out about the Ghost mansions

Lady Royd house



Four mansion stories

Team podcast





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Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags" by Christopher Combe Photography is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
509 Arts at Hardcastle
Mill scene 1959
man working in mill

About Lost Mills & Ghost Mansions

Explore the fascinating story of Lost Mills Ghost Mansions, a project that uncovers the hidden tales of Bradford’s textile past. Discover how this once vibrant industry has dwindled from over 350 working mills to less than 20. Many of these iconic buildings have vanished or been repurposed, some tragically lost to fires. Join us as we delve into the rich history of Bradford through words, pictures, audio, and video. Don’t miss out on this captivating journey. Read More

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