CALDER VALE 01A - Lappet Mill
Lappet Mill, Calder Vale at the edge of the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire.
Lappet Mill was founded as a water-powered cotton mill in 1835 by the Jackson brothers. The mill is no longer powered by the River Calder, but it is still working as a textile mill, one of its main products being the red, black and white checked cloth used for Arab headscarves. It is said that Yasser Arafat's headdresses were made here.
March 11, 2018
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