Out and about looking for derps, drove past this interesting place by the roadside, turns out the cottage was lasted used as an office for a small firm.
Quite shit, but hey worth a couple pics
Not the best, but far from the worst I've done, still another one ticked off the list and a 40 min explore done
Short Video from last month, lots to see here
First of all, thanks to those who made this possible, and those who set up the tealights
visited on a few trips with several friends and met a few down here, been waiting to go here for a while now and it still amazes me to how big this place is!
Short Brothers plc is an aerospace company, usually referred to as Shorts, now based at Belfast, Northern Ireland. Shorts was founded in 1908 in London, and was the first company in the world to make production aircraft. It was particularly notable for its flying boat designs manufactured into the 1950s.
Due to the company's success, and the increasing number of seaplanes being produced, larger premises were clearly needed, with ready access to the sea. At that time, seaplanes were taken by road to Queenborough, then loaded onto lighters to be taken to the RNAS seaplane station on Isle of Grainto be launched and tested. In 1913, an 8.4 acre (3.4 hectare) plot of land by the river Medway about 20 miles (32 km) away at Borstal, nearRochester, Kent, was purchased from a Mr. Willis (a local councillor), and the planning and construction work started. By early 1915, the first facility of what was to become known as the Seaplane Works was completed: No.1 Erecting Shop. As this and the No.2 and No.3 shops became available, the workforce moved from the Eastchurch factory, No.3 shop being completed in 1917. A long concrete slipway was constructed from the centre-line of No.3 Erecting Shop to enable aircraft of up to 20 tons weight to be launched even at low tide.
it was also used as a shelter in ww2, and most recently a company called blaw knocks brought it and was used to build/store parts for road paving machines!
anyway, pictures =)
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