Clearing the way for new Glossop homes
Friday 9th February 2018 @ 17:02 by Nigel Skinner
Glossop Chronicle News

COMING DOWN: Part of what was once Turnlee Paper Mill’s Charlestown Works is making way for up to 100 homes on the Derbyshire ‘Gateway to Glossop.’

Part of Charlestown was shut for several days last week for safety reasons so contractors could demolish roadside buildings.

It meant a lengthy diversion taking in Turnlee Road and Primrose Crescent.

Contractors are clearing the site of the former Turnlee Paper Mill’s Charlestown Works to make way for homes.

Owned by Olive and Partington’s, what was once one of Europe’s biggest paper makers closed in the mid-1960s, throwing around 600 people out of work.

The sprawling buildings on either side of Charlestown have had a variety of uses since then.

Now some are coming down as homes take over from manufacturing.