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Millennium Mills, Silvertown, London, March 2014

bassboyjoe

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The Millennium Mills is a derelict turn of 20th century flour mill in West Silvertown on the south side of the Royal Victoria Dock, between the Thames Barrier and the ExCel exhibition centre alongside the newly built Britannia village, in Newham, London, England. Along with Millennium Mills, there remains a small section of the now destroyed Rank Hovis Premier Mill and a restored grade II listed grain silo, labelled the ‘D’ silo. Described as a "decaying industrial anachronism standing defiant and alone in the surrounding subtopia", the Millennium Mills has become a well-loved icon of post-industrial Britain and has made its way into many aspects of popular culture.

Visited with The_Raw, Sentinel and 5RINK5, and a few non-members. We also bumped into Gabe inside and a couple of others. We spent 10 hours in there fence to fence. It was a great day with many laughs!

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Standard external shot. Used my phone for this because I didn't want to get my camera out in case we had to get out of sight in a hurry.

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Tried to find a different angle to photograph the iconic table set up.

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This little patch of foliage struck out to me because although we were standing in a massive industrial unit, I found it incredible how nature can always find a way to reclaim growing space.

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Finally a relax on the building of Rank Hovis to unwind after a hectic day!

 

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Cool post Joe, such an awesome site and we were pretty lucky to see it before they locked it up.... ~ Love the shot with the telephone (y)

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Sounds like a good day was had as the name of the game.

A really nice location :D

 

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Always a fav this place..needs a revisit..wink wink nudge nudge

 

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Love a bit of MM, its a special place, thanks for sharing :)

 

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Some lovely shots there, I need to do this again, but I know it wont be as easy as before, not unless a few of the locals that live there and use the penthouse pool can help us out lol ;)

 
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