Tower Colliery, Glamorgan - December 2016

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Visited with Humpa There's been various reports from this place covering it pretty well, so nothing really new to add. We had a really nice relaxed morning wandering around, bumped into the security chap almost immediately but he was a good guy and was happy for us to have a look around which was Read more

Thoresby Colliery (Part 2), Nottinghamshire - September 2016

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Visited with JasperB and Humpa Went back again recently with JasperB as she was working last time around. We managed to get around to a few more bits, glad that we managed to get one of the two headstocks done. The only way we found of doing the other was incompatible with my bone structure Read more

Thoresby Colliery, Nottinghamshire - September 2016

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Visited with Humpa. Bit late to the party on this one, I'd been wanting to come back since making a passing visit whilst the place was still operating in 2014. Plenty of things got in the way of visiting but finally I got around to it. Almost too late really, demolition is well under way, they even Read more

Anglesey Aluminium - August 2016

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Visited with Humpa Anglesey Aluminium Metal Ltd, which shut down on 30 September 2009, was a joint venture between the Rio Tinto Group and Kaiser Aluminum. Its aluminium smelter, located on the outskirts of Holyhead, was one of the largest employers in North Wales, with 540 staff members, and began Read more

NT Frost Electroplating, Birmingham - January 2015

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Visited with JasperB and bumped into Clebby and his mate.‚Äč A good one to start the year off with, nice meeting Clebby too, always good to put a face to a name. This place is the result of an amalgamation of 3 or more once separate factories, as a result there is a mishmash of different Read more

Battersea Power Station - Summer 2013

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Visited over numerous visits and either went with or bumped into the following: JasperB, Gabe, Seffy, SirJonnyP, WhoDaresWins, Tumbles, END-Proc, housecat, elliot5200, voibmi, TheFamousThreeGoTo, Skeleton Key, Starlight, One Flew East, Zombizza, Keitie, 2wid and quite a few other people whos names Read more

GKN Shadow Factory, Smethwick - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB and thanks to Dweeb. Dweeb had mentioned this one to us, so we headed back down to Birmingham to check it out. It was a fun explore, lots to see and plenty of sticky oil seeping out of every nook and cranny. We spent a bit of time also looking around the remains above ground Read more

Lynemouth Colliery Bathouse - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB Pithead baths (including offices and canteen, now medical wing). 1938 by F.G. Frizzell. Pebbledashed over white brick. Roofs part concrete slab, part glazed (over baths section) behind parapet. Irregular plan, Modern Movement style. Group of blocks of varying height round tall Read more

Longbridge Shadow Factory Tunnels - July 2013

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Visited with JasperB and a big thank you to Dweeb. The East Works was built upon a 15 acre site bounded by Groveley Lane and Lowhill Lane from 1936 onwards, as part of the Government's Shadow Factory Scheme which Lord Austin was in charge of from its inception that year. It included an under-ground Read more

Goodwin's Mill Co, Middleport Mill, Stoke-on-Trent - June 2013

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Visited with JasperB Former calcining works Largely early 19th Century, but with later additions reflecting longer period of use. Brick with tiled roofs. Buildings arranged around a yard, with kiln in centre, square in section, with two flues separated only at the apex. Long range to the right Read more
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