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the dairy crest - Crying over spilt milk -march 2013

jodez

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No access at the dairy crest but still managed to get a few pictures.

originally the site of an atmospheric pumping house on one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's railway, the Exeter/Newton Abbot line, built in the 1840s. The pumping house still survives, although converted to suit Dairy Crest's needs.

in 1937, the site was acquired by Cow & Gate. At that time, milk was collected every day from 350 local farms, taking in and processing 7000 gallons of milk a day By 1966, at the site’s peak as a processor of dairy products, at which time it was run by Unigate Dairies, it was taking in milk from 1,300 farms, over 65,000 gallons per day.

In May 2007, Dairy Crest, who had taken over the site from Unigate in 2000, announced that they were closing their operations there, with the loss of 162 jobs, a major blow to the economy of the town. With an eye to selling the site to developers, Dairy Crest began moves to demolish the Brunel Building, and following a fierce community campaign, English Heritage’s original decision not to list the building was reversed. A number of celebrities, including Jeremy Clarkson.





















thanks for looking x

 
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Really nice Jodez thanks for sharing :D

 
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Any idea what they're planning for the site? What's that about Jeremy Clarkson?

 
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ahhhh sorry typo it should say supported by a number of celebrities including Jeremy Clarkson.

 
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