Very Group National Distribution Centre in Shaw , Oldham from the air
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aerial photograph of the Very Group National Distribution Centre in Shaw , Oldham UK, formerly Littlewoods distribution centre. Originally constructed in1907 as cotton mills: Lily, Lily (No. 2), Newby, Rutland, Ash and Dee, Rutland Mill , the Cotton mills closed in 1966 but the group of buildings was converted to a distribution centre which opened in 1979. The conversion involved the demolition of Dee, Ash and Rutland Mills and the construction of new distribution buildings. At its height was the largest employer in Oldham. The distribution centre closed at the beginning of 2021.