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George Barnsley & Sons, Sheffield

When I visited George Barnsley & Sons Cornish Works in Sheffield over 2 years ago it ranked as one of the most time warped explores I had ever encountered. In places the building retained Victorian features such as gas lights and other wonderful features. The building amazingly ceased to be …

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Redmire Water Treatment Works, Sheffield

This water treatment works tucked away in Sheffield is somewhat of a photographic gem. It features quite simply the best unintentional smiley face display panels I’ve ever seen! The site was originally mothballed and planned for refurbishment in the early part of the previous decade but little has happened to …

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Healings Flour Mill, Tewkesbury

The flour mill in Tewkesbury dates back to 1865 and produced flour for over 150 years.  Grain was shipped up the river from Avonmouth. It was closed in November 2006 and its future remains uncertain with large structural issues effecting the silo building

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Holding Bros. Pottery, Oswaldtwistle

The Broughton Barn Pottery was founded on a large clay deposit on the windswept moors of Oswaldtwistle, this was dug, blended, washed and processed on site before it was thrown into pots. The Holding involvement came in 1842 with a small pottery nearby, 18 years later they moved to the …

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Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory, Bristol

Located in the Greenbank area of Bristol, the site dates back to 1881 and had many names & owners previous to Elizabeth Shaw. The site closed in October 2006 and has hevily deteriorated in years that followed. A second visit to this site, it’s state continues to deteriate.

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Aust Ferry, Bristol

The Aust Ferry was a ferry service that operated across the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England, between the villages of Aust and Beachley. Operated by Enoch Williams of the Old Passage Severn Ferry Company Ltd. Initially this was only able to transport passengers with bicycles and motorbikes, but by 1934 …

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Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory, Bristol

Located in the Greenbank area of Bristol, the site dates back to 1881 and had many names & owners previous to Elizabeth Shaw. The site closed in October 2006 and has hevily deteriorated in years that followed. For an excellent history and some pictures of what it looked like before …

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Dalton Mills, Keighley

The site of Dalton Mills dates as far back as the mid 18th century. The current buildings were built in the late 19th century. Dalton Mills, named after a former manager of the mill, is located on the easterly side of Keighley. Evidence suggests it was still in partial use …

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Rhodia Chemical Plant, Avonmouth – Bristol

It seems the local chemical industries of Avonmouth Docks are slowly disapearing. Following on from the explore of Sevalco another site popped up in the form of Rhodia. The actual chemical plant dates back to 1917 and has been used under several different names and companies. The site closed in …

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Sevalco Plant, Avonmouth – Bristol

The Sevalco plant in Avonmouth, Bristol, specialised in producing carbon black. Carbon black is most commonly used in the production of rubber in tyres. The site began production in 1951 and stretches across 20 arces. The recent downturn in car production and sales resulted in the plant stopping production at …

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St Regis Paper Mill, Sudbrook

St Regis Paper mill in Subrook, Caldicot was built in the 1960’s and specalised in producing paper and packaging for the fruit and veg industry. The site is very close to the second severn bridge and can be seen as you cross on the eastbound carriage way. The site closed …

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