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  1. ForgottenBuildings

    Italy Synthetical nylon factory - Aug, 2021.

    History: This former synthetical nylon factory was established back in the mid 20s by a German textile entrepreneur. At the time the factory location was chosen due to the close proximity to a lake and the Swiss border. After the opening the factory got into hard times due to sanctions and the...
  2. TheBackpackExplorer

    Great Britain HOLDINGS POTTERY - OSWALDTWISTLE - AUGUST 2021

    First time newbie post - the fear is real… so be gentle! The History Founded in 1842 by James Holding on a large clay deposit in Lancashire, Holding's Country Pottery dug & processed its very own Clay prior to production. Originally located in Gaulkthorn during 1842 before a move in 1860 to...
  3. ForgottenBuildings

    Netherlands Pottery NW - September, 2020

    History: In 1675 the first recorded roof tiles ware made on this soil, after that the old pottery works expanded its operations over the years. In the first decades it was always kept inside the family. Because clay could be found in the next door river, the production for this was pretty much...
  4. ForgottenBuildings

    Netherlands Factory PR - July, 2020

    History: After WW2 all of Hollands infrastructure and industrial was in ruins, which meant a massive reconstruction had to occur. With the Marshall plan a electronics manufacturer in the south of Holland made the decision to expand out of the original city into the other cities around the...
  5. WesternKentuckyUrbex

    USA School Turned Textile Factory - May 2020 & Aug. 2020

    This is one of the easiest explorations I've ever done. Not only were most of the doors unlocked, but the place has a nice convenient parking spot no one can see. There is no wood floors, no secret basement, nothing to make you worry. If you hate water, maybe this isn't your place, but overall I...
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    Great Britain Fisons Fertilisers, Ipswich, Suffolk, England - May 2020

    History Fisons of Ipswich, horticultural chemical, pharmaceutical, and scientific instrument manufacturer. of Loughborough 1843 Edward Packard was one of the first to manufacture chemical fertilisers by dissolving bones or coprolites in sulphuric acid. 1847 Joseph Fison and Co established in...
  7. ForgottenBuildings

    Germany Chocolatier - February 2020

    History: This place where you are looking at right now, was an old chocolate works, where they made all kinds of sweets on a very small and traditional scale. In 1992 this place closed down due to its small scale it wasn't efficient anymore to keep it open. Today after 28 years of decay this...
  8. ForgottenBuildings

    Italy Cotonificio C - Aug. 2019

    History: In 1830 a textile tycoon from Milan decided to build a new facility in which was back then a small village. From there on the factory ran smoothly and kept expanding over the years, until the first world war, at this time the facility was closed due to a lack of resources, luckily after...
  9. Grindle

    Great Britain Inside the Factory without the fat greengrocer Mostyn April 2019

    It is alas more DEPy now Lavino Solar Fires and Fireplaces Ltd Flintshire
  10. U

    Infiltration in working power plant to climb 120 m chimney

    Before 3 years when we start to climb, this chimney look like us impossible. And now after 3 years we can say from the top: It was difficult, but who know how, can make it always. In first try we was spotted by workers and talk whit them. We told him, we are photographers and they say us to...
  11. The Urban Tourist

    Italy Bloody factory - March 2019

    I discovered this big factory almost 2 years ago. It used to build washing machines and it was closed down more than 10 years ago. At that time it was already obvious that the location was completely empty... but what made me really interested in this place was the colour of some building of the...
  12. Vancolen Kevin

    Georgia Big abandoned bottle factory [Georgia]

    I had an awesome time here, it's a huge abandoned factory It's still guarded, but easy to visit .. I've spend a lot of time inside and a local person also told us about the history of the place. His family didn't have any hot water, so when he was a child , his mother used to take him to the...
  13. The Urban Tourist

    Italy Former textile factory N., February 2019

    This is a very popular textile factory in Italy. It is very big, it even has a power plant which used to power the whole structure when it was functioning. We stayed there for like 4 hours and managed to explore maybe only 2/3 of the place (or even less)... Entering there was tricky because all...
  14. A

    Germany White Gold - abandoned porcelain factory with everything left inside. [02/19]

    This is one for the history books, I am really unsure how long this factory will stay how it is. It's one of the best, if not the best spot, that I have ever visited. It looked like there had been some vandalism at first when we entered, but in the upper and other parts of the factory...
  15. ForgottenBuildings

    Belgium Cokerie Carsid - January 2019

    History: The origins of the most famous coke plant in the city of Charleroi dates back to 1838, when a coke-fired blast furnace was established along the river Sambre by the newborn company Société Anonyme des Laminoirs, Forges, Fonderies et Usines de la Providence (shorten Forges de la...
  16. ConcreteStalkers

    Sweden Factory, Sweden. Date: 1808

    This is my personal sweet spot.  It is an abandoned cement factory.  It was built in 1949 and was the big employer of the residents in the nearby small town.  After ww2 the need for cement was enormous due to the building of new houses.  It was closed in 1981, after that some recycling...
  17. Grindle

    Great Britain Penegoes Al factory and warehouse 26/11/18

    production ceased in 2015 most of the buildings demolished and operational plant removed; seems to be visited occasionally by security company whilst it is flogged off
  18. Ferox

    Great Britain ARROL JOHNSTON CAR FACTORY - DUMFRIES. JUNE 2018

    Not a bad little mooch this one. Quite a lot of area to cover with most of it being stripped unfortunately but, there is still stuff to see and some nice decay in parts. It seems the building was used to make carpet underlay form 2002 until 2013. I guess its been abandoned since then. Visited...
  19. S

    USA Brach's Candy Factory 13 May, 2013 part one

    This is from a exploration on the 13th of May, 2013. These pictures are mostly the east buildings from the interior. Second set will be south end and my favorites, the roof. Brach’s Candy was a Chicago (and world) candy factory legend. This facility, one of the largest candy factories in the...
  20. Tomvandutch

    Germany Juwelry factory

    This juwelen factory was build more then 100 years ago. Now its abandoned for around 10 years.
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