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  1. Liking that lots. Cracking place and great photos. Nice job sir
  2. Thanks Fella. Some graf artists are incredibly talented and yes Sheffield has it's fair share.
  3. some nice features n colours in there. That's a lot of drug paraphernalia - eeek !!!
  4. The History The Dyson group has its origins in the early 19th century, with the founding of a ceramics factory in Sheffield in 1810. The need for heat-resistant bricks for the newly developing furnaces driving the Industrial Revolution led the company to become an important producer of refractories and related ceramics products. Dyson's primary market became England's steel industry, and the group remained focused on that market into the 1970s. By the late 1950s, Dyson had grown to include three clay preparation plants, each equipped with modern, gas-firing tunnel kilns, as well as ten intermittent kilns. The company also boasted complete brick shaping and drying facilities, in order to produce a wide variety of refractory shapes used for the production of steel ingots. Dyson, which came under the ownership control of the Lomas family, began an expansion effort in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In preparation for this, the company launched a public offering, listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1958, becoming J&J Dyson PLC. Nonetheless, the company adopted a two-tier shareholding structure, with control of the voting rights shares remaining within the Lomas family. Dyson's first major acquisition came in 1962, when the company picked up rival Ceramic Holdings. By 1965, the company had expanded again, this time buying a majority stake in Pickford, Holland, another refractory producer. By 1966, the company had completed its acquisition of Pickford, Holland. The two companies had enjoyed some degree of cooperation for some time, and the addition of Pickford, Holland enabled Dyson to extend its range of refractories. Dyson targeted further growth in its refractories operations through the end of the 1960s. In 1967, the company made its next major acquisition, when it agreed to merge with Price-Pearson Refractories. This raised the company's market value to more than £5.3 million. Two years later, Dyson added another Sheffield-area company, with the purchase of Thomas Wragg and Sons. That business specialized in fireclay refractories. The Stannington site closed in 2006. The Visits. I first visited this site solo in Aug 2016 and spent around 4.5 – 5 hours in the place. I Probably covered less than 60% on this visit so had been wanting to return at some point. A return visit was arranged this time in the company of Snapt and LuigiDawn. We spent 6 hours in here and covered around 65% of the site including bits I hadn't seen last time round. I love this site – lots so see and photograph, lots of variety and some decent graf including 4 pieces by Coloquix ( a favourite artist of mine) - two of which were new to me since my first Visit. The Photos. Photos taken with a Canon 650D and Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Canon 10-22 and Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lenses. So without further ado – the images. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Coloquix 7. More coloquix 8. 9. There are a few of these small cat Grafs around the place - I rather like them 10. 11. 12. 13. One of the very long Kilns 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. One of the "New" Coloquix pieces 23. 24. 25. The other "New" Coloquix 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39.
  5. The History Pollphail Village was originally built to house workers on a nearby construction yard during the Oil Boom Of the 1970's. The accommodation was built to house up to 500 workers. The impetus to build the yard was based on future forecasting and was to be operated by the people living in Pollphail village, but structural design issues of the oil gravity platforms, cost implications and inflexibility in the sector at the time led to no orders being placed at the yard. The whole project collapsed and the village was never occupied. In July of 2009, an artistic collective went to Pollphail and created a Grafitti art Gallery The Explore I was heading to the Western Scottish highlands for a weeks holiday in June of this year. It was to be an almost exploreless trip - I toyed with a return to a site I'd done previously and pondered, at length, whether to visit this site. It would be quite a significant detour if I were to go ahead. In the end, I decided to go - I loved the graf I'd seen from the place and it was something a little different. Having decided to go here I felt a very early start would be good to get this, and the re-visit, done before carrying on with my holiday. Would I be able to get up at the time I had in mind? As is oft the case when I plan to get up early I did not fall asleep quickly. Would I get up when the alarm rang or snooze it and turn over again? The alarm went off at the allotted time and I got out of bed. A cup of coffee and some light breakfast was swiftly consumed. I'd packed everything into the car the night before - so straight to the door and out. I got in the car, set up my satnav, started the CD player and turned the ignition. I put the car in reverse and pulled off my drive at 03:36. Scotland here I come. The Photos All taken with a Canon 650D with Canon 10-22mm and Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lenses. Shot in aperture priority mode with exposure comp as deemed necessary. So without further ado the images: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
  6. I don't have any history or back story on this pair of rather nice country houses out in the wilds of Cheshire. Images were taken over two visits - the first with the one known only as Fragglehunter, the second with Evilnoodle. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Newspaper from 1972 19. 20. Shots taken with Canon Eos-m and Sony RX 100 mk11