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Ambergate Wire Works, January 2016

Sime

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Intro:

From a freezing cold start to the day the temperature soon warmed up while I was here and it was surprising how muggy and damp it became in these buildings. There are five or six areas to look at, some are just empty shells while others have a few bits and bobs left in them. There's some amazing graffiti on the walls though. You get quite a few people walking by as its a busy area for dog walkers and mountain bikers. Quite a nice way to spend a morning if you're in the area. (non-HD people should press the back button :p )

History:

This area has been covered quite a bit but a brief background on the place is as follows.

In 1876 Richard Johnson and his nephew, Thewlis Johnson, opened the wire works by the river in Ambergate. This provided many jobs to residents in the local area and the population rose to 1794 in 1951 compared to just 901 in 1931.

The wire works closed its doors for the last time in 1996.

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Like the look of this mate. Well shot also. Pic 5 is a cracker. Desolate  (y)

 
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Thanks everyone :) Yeah in picture 5 you can make out the layer of mist over the floor. It was more prominent in person, really humid in there as the day warmed up.

 

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That's a cool report, don't know if I've see this one before. Cheers for posting (y)  

 
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