Dramatic scenes as flames leap into the sky during a blaze at Robert Hall and Sons mill in Bury, 1966.

The Hope Foundry produced power looms and textile machinery and was founded in 1844. In spite of the fire, the foundry continued to produce machinery for the carpet and textile industry.

The ornate mill had a number of statues at various points along the roofline. This one appears to be watching the fire take hold