Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Apethorn Mill Explosion
This picture shows the result of a boiler explosion at Apethorn Mill, known later in its life as Gee Cross Mill. One of the boilers was blown right across the canal, smashed part of the wall down and broke the bottom of the gable end of the old house/shop. The boiler ended up lying in the passage that led the mill workers from the canal towpath to the bridge that crosses the River Tame by Gibraltar Mill which was demolished in the 1960s.
You can see what the path is like now on Hyde DP