THE last cotton mill to be built in Great Harwood was the Record Mill.

It was constructed in 1919 and had a short life in the manufacturing industry.

It was used by a number of different firms but finally closed down and most of its buildings were demolished.

However its iconic 115 foot red-brick chimney was later brought down in 1984, only 65 years after it was erected.

It came down on November 19 at around 11.15am on a wet day, it was recorded. Eyewitnesses said the chimney fell slowly and brought down the curtain of the cotton industry age of days gone by.