The Factory by the River
The former Dunlop works at St. Mary's Mill in Leicester is a sprawling but isolated group of old factories straddling the River Biam, which had its origins in an ancient water mill. Many riverside areas are derelict and awaiting demolition, but St. Mary's Mill is still a busy workplace, largely retaining its original form and atmosphere, and seems a world apart when entered past a row of ordinary semi-detached houses. In this busy working place, modern industry and transport co-exist with decaying buildings, peeling paint, and fading colours. People's influence is everywhere, leaving many loose ends and poignant, unanswered questions - who did this, when, and why?
Brigitt Angst • Lyndon Baker • Mandy Barker • Alun Crockford • Mark Gaterell • Lynne Greenstreet • John Seaman •