In the last few weeks we’ve seen the iconic chimney stack of the old Mondi Paper Mill start to be demolished. Although it will not be completely removed – just having a third of it’s current height taken off, it will still change the scenery of Ramsbottom which has remained since the mid 1800’s.
The primary reason for this is safety, having sat unused since 2008 the chimney and site have both became unsafe. In 2014 a 60 metre exclusion zone was constructed around the chimney and site to prevent accidents.
Since the chimney is changing forever, I thought I would dedicate an episode of the podcast to go into a little detail about the history of that iconic chimney.