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MiaroDigital posted a topic in Public buildings, Education & Leisure1. LostUnion01 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 2. LostUnion02 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 3. LostUnion03 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 4. LostUnion04 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr
The next instalment of my upstate New York weekender, and I awoke to lovely crisp chilly sunshine, a total contrast to the absolutely dreadful weather experienced the day before. I quickly got texting my contact who would pick me up after breakfast for an additional day of explores due to the unavoidable delays to the previous day and he said he was currently in torrential rain in Buffalo little more than 15 minutes away. That's lake-effect rain for you! Anyway first port of call luckily outside the band of torrential rain was an industrial ruin which goes by a name you probably all recognise - Union Carbide. The same company which was responsible for the Bhopal disaster. Anyway we were in quick and easy and I instantly had flashbacks to the state the Ford Iron Ore Foundry in Leamington Spa was in when all the kit was ripped out - the same level of filth, toxins and half-assed removal with walls knocked through, metal sheeting twisted everywhere and it generally looking a mess. Luckily however after closure someone decided to dump a large number of enormous pump machines in the main building, and also a houseboat. More here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157649151939801/
November 2013 This was a quick visit with little time available, which was handy as the place is tiny. All that I have managed to find out about this place is that it was a reservoir built to service the East Ashford Union Workhouse. In 1837, the East Ashford Union erected a workhouse on the west side of Kennington Road in Ashford. It was designed to accommodate 350 inmates and the architect was John Whichcord of Maidstone whose plan was based on Sir Francis Head's model courtyard design. Sorry about the picture quality. Ash res by dualster, on Flickr Ash res (2) by dualster, on Flickr Ash res (1) by dualster, on Flickr