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The Friday Photo -Nechells Old Mill

Posted August 9th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 2 Comments


Goodness nearly forgot its my turn for the Friday photo luckily got a few in store. This week’s The Friday photo is of an old mill on Cato Street Nechells. If you driving from Saltley towards the city as you go over Saltley viaduct you can’t miss this incredible old derelict building. I have been meaning to photograph it for the last year but need to go back when the car scrap yard which occupies the land below is open so I can explore more.

Looks like it dates back to at least 1876 and was possibly used as some sort of brewery? Lovely to know more if anyone does please get in touch or if you know its name?

Great old photograph of the street scene on Cato Street on Midlands Heritage  safe to say the street has gone down hill.

2 Responses to “The Friday Photo -Nechells Old Mill”

  1. adam courtney June 5, 2017

    hello i have been to that building for my media work and its an amazing place to explore and there is so much to know about it and it has machines and huge rooms and even stairs that lead to the roof .and the name of this building is die fete brewery. built in 1917 and abandoned in 2001


    • Vicki Cox June 9, 2017

      Hi Adam,
      Many thanks for the information. It sounds like you’ve been lucky to get to explore the inside. Hopefully the building will find a new lease of life at some point.


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