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Octel Bromine Works, Anglesey, January 2017

jones-y-gog

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This is a spectacular location for sure, surrounded by wonderful dramatic coastline. If you've got time I'd recommend bringing a packed lunch!! You could be watching the waves crash against the rugged cliffs, maybe if you're lucky you might spot a seal or a puffin passing by. 

Here in 1951 plans were set up to build a plant which would extract bromine from sea water and by adding sulphuric acid would then create liquid bromine. The bromine was then reacted with ethylene to produce Dibromoethane which was a key component of leaded petrol. With the phasing out of leaded petrol in the 1990's the plant diversified into other bromine chemicals. Production finally stopped altogether in March 2004.  

Many of the buildings have been demolished but there was enough standing to make this high on my wish list - plenty of natural decay and lots of interesting stuff left on site. Its been fairly undisturbed due to a combination of its remote location, CCTV and onsite security. Sadly though a recent fire has badly damaged one of the buildings (not quite sure which one). 

The photos in this report are a compilation. I had to make a return visit because the first time I somehow missed the conference room and the main attraction for me - the medical area. I really like how much variety there is, hence why there's quite a few pics  :27_sunglasses:   

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interesting spot. I really like the pic with the cobweb/spiderweb closet. 

 

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Nice work there John, definitely looks like a quality wander. Particularly liking those teletubbie suits; did you try one on? :D  

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Loving this, looks a great explore and not seen it pop up before (y)  

 

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Really like this, I’ve been to Anglesey a few times marshalling and thought all it had to offer was wet weather....

 
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