Photographed about 100 years ago, this is one of Keighley's small early mills whose history seems to have gone unnoticed - Lower Holme Mill, beside the North Beck, a mile out of town.

It is not even mentioned in John Hodgson's otherwise comprehensive classic, Textile Manufacture and Other Industries in Keighley, published in 1879.

Late 19th century maps show it as a worsted spinning mill but a decade later it was being described as disused. In 1871, however, it had been occupied by paper-maker Charles Lister who employed two men and a boy.

In 1892 paper tube manufacturer John Stell acquired the adjacent Holme Mill, which he subsequently expanded to absorb its more modest neighbour. Lower Holme Mill served as Stell's canteen and staff social centre, providing into the 1980s a venue for pie suppers and Easter bonnet parades.