A PIECE of Colne Valley’s industrial history is being renovated.
A stonemason has begun work on 10 tenter posts in Marsden.
The Grade II listed structures at Crowther Bruce Mill Road had been left to deteriorate for many years.
Tenter posts were used to stretch and dry washed cloth in textile mills.
The term “on tenterhooks” comes from the metal hooks attached to the posts.
Most tenter posts were made of wood and have long since rotted away.
Eight unemployed young people will restore the drystone wall behind the tenter posts.
Kirklees Council’s cabinet member for regeneration Clr Peter McBride said: “These posts provide a fascinating insight into the economic history of Marsden and the work to restore them is to be welcomed as well as providing a further opportunity for local trainees to gain experience.”