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Sileby Incinerator, Leics â€“ October 2015 A bit late posting this one almost a month after visiting! After an unfortunate day of fail after fail in and around Melton Mowbray, after buying the obligatory Melton Mowbray Pork Pies (The more expensive in house made ones with all the jelly of course); we headed to our final site on a very long list and that was this little incinerator in Sileby, Leicestershire. The site itself is pretty trashed and made for some awful lighting; but was actually rather photogenic. We must have spent an hour or more in this small site. Not much information on this one; but it appears to have operated as a private refuse incinerator from the 1970s-1990s and then as a council recycling depot until its unknown but guessed closure of around 2002. I found cans dating back to 2001 on the sorting machine and some cardboard cereal packets dating back to 2002. Visited with Mookster. #1 #2 Tango Can (Exp. 1997) #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 As Always, Thanks for looking More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157660460740559
How good it feels to be exploring on home turf again (or not... )After being thwarted by a thoroughly sealed first target, finding the next one with too many fishermen and joggers milling around and then realising our third location had been demolished at some point in the 5 months since I failed at it things were not looking good for my homecoming explore day. Luckily patience won out and me and Landie Man were rewarded with a gem of an industrial site. From the outside it doesn't look like much but on the inside there is some really impressive pieces of machinery and things to see, and it's all caked in grime and dust and filth just how I like it. The incinerator in Sileby operated from the 1970s up until the 1990s when it became a council recycling/refuse centre before closing around the year 2000. Some areas look as if they were simply switched off and never cleared up with a conveyor belt full of dust-covered fifteen year old cans sitting in one of the areas. It definitely made up for the disappointments of the rest of the day. The only downside was the lighting in here is horrendous. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/albums/72157657648542924
After Much Googling we decided to head back down the M1 towards this next site and see what we could see. It didn't look much by the pictures but succeded our expectations. We stopped off in Sileby, Leicstershire early evening and popped into this old Brewery/Maltings. It was thought to have been developed in the 1860s to a Brewery. Operating as "The Sileby Brewery", It was taken over in 1920 by Strettons who were taken over seven years later by Samuel Allsop. It is thought to have been use unitl the 1980s as a Maltings. Visited with Mookster during a Northern Road Trip #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157644297767010/
Final site from mine and Landie's roadtrip, after a few disappointing fails we waved goodbye to Sheffield and after a brief bit of googling found this place so decided to pop in for a look on the way home. A small site but a lovely one at that! Sadly half demolished now, and the buildings left are going to be converted soon. Still, it made a real nice positive end to the trip after the previous fails, on a beautiful May evening with the sounds of a pub band playing next door and some lovely sunshine as well. More here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157644138189287/