I wanted to go here more for personal reasons than anything else. My mum grew up in Chelmsford, and she and her mum and a lot of their friends all worked for Marconi at different times.
Well what can I say it sure is a mess - pikeys and graffiti artists have been at play here. Having said that if you move away from the factory floor areas and into the other areas, it's not actually too bad. It's totally stripped, hardly anything to show what it's purpose was which is a shame.
Also it's huge - it really is a pretty big site, you don't realise until you're inside. There must be 4 very large factory floors, with several other large spaces as well as a 5 story high admin block, which although very samey does get better as you go higher. Then there's the very oldest part right at the front.
Visited on the spur of the moment with Obscurity and his misses - cheers for a good day people
It has to be said, this bit's pretty bland
Amazingly all the glass is intact, but the ceilings trashed.
Old meets new
There's a few bits left
I love the roof of this building.
Reception area was pretty good, shame it's no where near as neat as it was in earlier reports, but it could be worse.
The main lobby of the oldest part.
Although it was trashed in parts, I thought it was a pretty good - it would have been fantastic to have seen it in it's prime.
By TheBaronof Scotland
Done with UAP and StussyUE
Gray, Dunn & Co the bakers and biscuit manufacturers was founded in 1853 and received a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria. The firm's factory was built in Stanley Street in Kinning Park in 1862 but destroyed by fire thirteen years later and had to be rebuilt. In addition to biscuits, Gray, Dunn & Co baked cakes and bread at Kinning Park.
The firm was acquired by Bilsland Brothers in 1912. Today, Gray, Dunn & Co's colourful biscuit tins are collectors items.
Sorry if its a bit pic heavy
By TheBaronof Scotland
Couldnt make my mind up which section to put this in so I settled on here, its a factory but only really shot for the stairs.
Fun day out with fellow explorers Project Mayhem, AndyK and Matt Kriegaffenine Hampshire
Not much to say, good fun morning no complications, like it should be
I make no apologies for the number of stair shots