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Edison Swan Cable Works, Lower Lydbrook

One of my favourite explores as result of also being one of the first I ever posted on this website. I also remember looking at this factory when it was still operational during my early teenage life. It’s a place that has always fascinated me.  A huge relic of the …

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Vencel Resil, Whitecroft

Vencel Resil product building and cavity wall insulation. The  Whitecroft site, along with another site in Glasgow, closed in June 2009 after the company felt the effects of the financial downturn. The Whitecroft closure resulted in the loss of 13 jobs and a further blow to dwindling industry in the …

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Edison Swan Cable Works, Lower Lydbrook

Vistied this several times over the years, infact I remember the place still being in operation during the 90’s. A vast site looking rather sorry for itself these days, not least due regular police training that operates on site. In 1912 Harold J Smith purchased land at Stowfield and erected …

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Edison Swan Cable Works, Lower Lydbrook

The history of this place was someone unknown to me but having previously spotted it when visiting Welsh Bicknor I knew I had to return one day. In 1912 Harold J Smith purchased land at Stowfield and erected The Lydbrook Cable Works. The First World War provided a number of …

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