One man’s scrap is another man’s treasure but either way a 90ft steel chimney could give a charity a big boost.

Property firm boss Chris Betts is selling the huge structure to the highest bidder – but the buyer must dismantle and collect.

The chimney has been part of the Milnsbridge skyline for around 45 years, pumping steam from a wool dyeworks.

It stood tall and proud at the premises of Yorkshire Wool on the East Start Industrial Estate in George Street until the firm moved out earlier this year.

Now the building is being renovated and converted into a showroom for an office furniture company and the chimney has become redundant.

Have a look at the chimney!

Chris, a director of Milnsbridge-based family property firms East Start Ltd and Alta Enterprises Ltd, has now put the chimney up for sale and plans to donate the proceeds to ex-servicemen’s charity Help for Heroes.

Chris said: “It’s been a fixture on the skyline for about 45 years and people coming down Scar Lane will have seen it pumping steam.

“With Yorkshire Wool having moved out the chimney is surplus to requirements so we thought we would sell it for a good cause.”

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The chimney could be worth several thousand pounds to the right buyer. Brand new it would likely cost tens of thousands.

Chris thought about putting it on auction website eBay but has already listed it on several Huddersfield selling pages on Facebook.

“There has been lots of interest already,” said Chris. “The only problem is whoever buys it must dismantle it themselves and take it away in sections. It’s a big job.

Chris Betts of Alta Enterprises with the chimney he is trying to sell

“We think the chimney was installed new when the firm moved in so it’s worth thousands to the right person.

“Having said that we’ve also had lots of ‘likes’ on Facebook from scrap dealers.

“Whoever buys it we will donate the majority of the proceeds to Help for Heroes.”

For more information contact Chris on 07808 783720.