Slightly different from the norm as we made a late night visit so no available light what so ever!
Thanks to SpaceInvader and Obscurity for a few tips on access used,bit of a shame as that is no longer doable so my self and Urban ginger had to scout for another way in...
Brief history borrowed from Morgan606 as its a good snipit of info
Ditton Research lab was originally opened by The Empire Marketing Board in 1930.
The EMB was formed in May 1926 by the Colonial Secretary Leo Amery to promote inter-Empire trade and to persuade consumers to 'Buy Empire'. It was actually established as a substitute for tariff reform and protectionist legislation and this is why it was eventually abolished in 1933, as a system of imperial preference replaced free trade.
The EMB had three principal aims: to support scientific research, promotion of economic analysis, and publicity for Empire trade.
The purpose of this laboratory was to carry out experiments on the shipping of fruit across the high seas,in order to extend its life over long,seabourne journeys. This is where the "ship on land" experiment originated from.
In 1969 the lab was incorporated into the nearby East Malling Research Station as the fruit storage section.
On with the pics,must admit the pipes and other machinery odds and sods that are left made it worth the late night.
Thankks for looking
Hi all wasnt very succesfull with this visit may go back later on next month when the weathers nice n crappy and hopefully I wont get disturbed this time ,This place was some kind of research facility for horticultural type things was wanting to visit after seeing on some of the other forums, had a good look around the outside and wanted to go up the concrete tower that youll see in my exterior shots, anyway here goes
Thanks for looking
Wanted to get in here but it was locked,kinda glad I didnt cos it was shortly after this one that I was rumbled and asked to leave
By TheBaronof Scotland
2 visits to this place, this is a kind of mish mash of both trips, first with UAP and second alone
round the back
bit of stair porn
Now, on the way out I bump into a guy who lives on the estate, after chatting about the history of the place his wife pops along and mentions the mausoleum
Then proceeds to tell me the route to find it in the forrest !
Not the biggest of finds but certainly wasnt expecting that wwhen I woke up
By TheBaronof Scotland
Another from the Belgium tour
Loved this place, so picturesque !
So after a night in a Stoke Hotel, the car was thankfully still there... Me and Ben went on our way to the next site. I hadnâ€™t actually heard of this one but instantly recognised it when I looked UP! Iâ€™d been wondering where that photo had been taken!
The lovely but derped admin block is all thatâ€™s left of the Fisons/Sanofi-Aventi Pharmaceutical Research Site in Holmes Chapel.
Bengers opened the site in 1937, then Fisons researched the drug Intal on site after Fisons took over in the 60s. The site was closed around 2004 when Sanofi-Aventi bought the site and built a shiny new place next door.
The site was sold for Â£13,000,000 in 2012 and plans for Homes and a Shopping Park have not progressed.