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  1. Founded in early 1800's the complex was initially used as a hand weaving mill. Following 30 years of manual work the means of production changed when the small mill was bought by a young interpreneur who changed the concept to include hydropower. A few years after that, the mill changed owners again when it was decided to enlargen the mill and convert it into a fully functional factory, instead of a small hydropower driven mill. Successively more and more looms and heavy machinery were added when a textile producer outsourced his production because of monetary advantages. During WW2 the production was stopped and the factory used for producing telecommunication materials for the military. Because of the decline of the texile industry in Europe and outdated machinery the factory had to close for good in the 2000's. Now it's slowly consumed by nature and open for urban explorers like me. Full Album: (70+ photographs) https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157669234673708/with/42217673072/ Full Blog Post: http://inwordsandpictures.net/textilefactory DSC_7178 by anthrax, auf Flickr 1 DSC_7224 by anthrax, auf Flickr 2 DSC_7237 by anthrax, auf Flickr 3 DSC_7241_1 by anthrax, auf Flickr 4 DSC_7252 by anthrax, auf Flickr 5 DSC_7259 by anthrax, auf Flickr 6 DSC_7272 by anthrax, auf Flickr 7 DSC_7302 by anthrax, auf Flickr 8 DSC_7308 by anthrax, auf Flickr 9 DSC_7336 by anthrax, auf Flickr 10 DSC_7350 by anthrax, auf Flickr 11 DSC_7382 by anthrax, auf Flickr 12 DSC_7394 by anthrax, auf Flickr 13 DSC_7414 by anthrax, auf Flickr 14 DSC_7425 by anthrax, auf Flickr 15 DSC_7431 by anthrax, auf Flickr 16
  2. This is an old paper factory were they would make cardboard, The factory opened in 1905 and closed in 2005 after the company was taken over by an other company which stopped the production. There was also this old burned out Jaguar which was quite nice to photograph. Thanks for looking!
  3. Today I visit some kind of factory buildings near a train station. I'm unsure if this was part of some other factory or if those were standalone buildings. One from the two had a cafeteria, so it appears plausible that this was a seperate firm. I'm saying that because the buildings are located on a industrial area where many companies, warehouses and such are located. Enjoy! Full: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmcr8Da
  4. Not the greatest photos ever, but yeah... mine are the after shots (shown first) and the before shots (shown after) are 25 years old and not mine. I hope that all makes sense
  5. Have any of you missed a site: somewhere that was torn down, redeveloped or closed off just before you had the chance to visit and look around? I had a very quick look at this quarry but it was demolished just before I had planned to go back and climb stuff! Full report is here http://www.lifeoutthere.co.uk/2018/04/18/the-quarry-that-got-away/ What was your "one that got away"?
  6. In 1960 Alfa Romeo grow out of their old factory located in Portello and started with the construction of a new plant located in Arese. This new plant had an Centro Stile (Design centre), Offices, Powerplant, Centro Technico (technical centre), and much more. Unfortunately in 2005 the whole factory closed after the last V6 Busso engine rolled out of the factory which made the once modern factory abandoned. In 2014 the factory was demolished to make place for a mall and parking spots, the only thing that still remain are the old technical centre and the design centre. In the summer of 2017 I was in the area so I decided to go and have a look at what remains of the factory. To my surprise there were still sections open and it had even had some papers and some car parts inside. Thanks for reading and I hoped you liked it!
  7. A repair facility of a big steel factory here in Belgium. Abandoned for many years but still surrounded by razor wire . Here they repaired the trains and also other equipment used in in steel factory (radio's, chargers,....). It' took some walking to see all of the building (and still missed some parts.It was a solo explore so I was cautious about every sound I heard. Found a former living quarter of some copper thieves with sleeping corner and a crude home-made heater/stove. This was my kind of Sunday morning activity. Tnx for watching. Hopefully not to many pictures.
  8. Hi mates, few days ago mi brother and I visited a huge abandoned textile factory sorrounded by nature. Hope you enjoy!
  9. Hi and happy new year! Here’s a short video of a recent explore of Healey Mills marshalling Yard and Dudfleet mill - thanks for watching!
  10. This is the old Fiat Trattori (tractor) factory, this factory was build in the 1960s and was abandoned in 1993 after Fiat bought the American company New Holland. Today the plant is in quite bad shape. There are no plans of reconverting the place. This was the Design centre and the administration building. Thanks for looking!
  11. Grimsby Ice Factory Visited with @EOA and @eastyham after our first stop was a failure and without a back up plan we were struggling so up to Grimsby it was. Good choice. Cracking place this. Old as fook, plenty of decay, rot, growth, shonky floors and endless amounts of pigeon poop. I walked across the bridge of doom but couldn’t really go much further as the floors and stairs are collapsing in the other building. It didn’t look too interesting anyway to be honest. Grabbed some old pictures off google so ive wanged them in here too because I think its proper mint when you can compare times gone by with the derps of today. History The Factory was opened on the 7th of October 1901 as a joint venture between the Grimsby Ice Company and the Grimsby Co-operative Ice Company. The Grimsby Ice Company was initially founded in 1863 by local fishermen to import ice from Norway to help them preserve the fish that they caught, by 1900 however it was obvious that they would have to begin to source ice from elsewhere as the for ice, what made matters worse was that the Norwegians began to charge more for exporting their ice and the supply of ice was unreliable... Hence the need for an ice factory at home. The Original Refrigeration Plant on site where 4 steam powered Pontifex horizontal double-acting ammonia compressors which would operate at 50rpm. These where powered by vertical, triple-expansion steam engines, the steam for these engines where generated from six 30ft long Lancashire boilers. A few changes where made between opening and 1931, changes such as the superheating of the Lancashire boilers and the purchase of a few more bits of kit from the Linde British Refrigerating Company however the majority of the facility stayed the same... Until 1931 when a modernization program under the direction of F A Fleming MBE, who was the General manger at the ice factory at the time was put into place. The program included the installation of four J&E Hall Compressors and Metropolitan Vickers Electrical equipment, replacing the Old Pontifex Compressors and Steam Engines. The specification for the new plant demanded an output of 1,100 tons of ice per day under ordinary working conditions, and by utilising the existing tanks without increasing the number of cans. The use of steam was to be entirely dispensed with and means to be provided for heating the thawing water without the use of electrical heaters. Much as today, this had to be achieved with equipment of the greatest efficiency. Sadly the high demands for ice where short lived, episodes such as the cod wars and the general decline in the British fishing industry led to several units been shut down by 1976, and in 1990 the factory closed it's doors and shut down. Today it is owned by Associated British Ports and is left derelict, although preservationists have tried to save the building, their efforts have sadly so far been in vain. Even though the place makes a great opportunity for us explorers I would like to think it would be saved eventually as the factory is now a unique survivor of a now otherwise extinct industry, that said, I do have my doubts... Pics I’ll start off with one from the depths of google. Two blokes looking rather proud next to one of the compressors. Not a clue of the date but it looks fairly clean and new. I didn’t take these pictures with the intention of getting them at similar angles and what not it was purely coincidence, but has worked ok ish. Looking at the same machine now A couple of control panels that were next to the above compressor Another oldie and the same machine now Looking down on the compressor hall and from the same walkway 1930ish? Moving onto other parts of the factory there was a room with these bins filling the whole floor. These were filled with water from the hoses at the end seen here Frozen. Then moved along on these cranes dumped at the end like this (this isn’t Grimsby) Then slid into the crusher So yeah. Unusual. I doubt I will ever explore another Ice factory so that’s pretty cool. Some more shots of the place. I’ll finish on a picture of the old steam powered compressors.
  12. My first post to this forum. Today we visited a factory somewhere in Belgium. It used to be a plant where soda but mostly water was bottled and then prepared for distribution to grocery stores in Belgium and surrounding countries. The factory stopped being productive because of a severe collapse of the roof. We didn't have any hightech-equipment so I used my iPhone to make some pics. enjoy!
  13. I visited the chocolate factory already more than four years ago. Inside it was partly very dark - much darker than it looks in the photos. The plaster had fallen from the ceiling; a gray damp mud lay on the floor and stuck stubbornly to the shoes. After the owner died, the factory was closed over 20 years ago. The widow of the manufacturer still lives in a dilapidated house next to the factory. In the past years, the condition has worsened a lot. Meanwhile, the roof of the former factory has almost completely collapsed. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
  14. A abandoned mine in Czech... 2 visit's 1. The Moos Factory 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. The Moos Factory 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. The Moos Factory 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. The Moos Factory 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. The Moos Factory 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr revisit: 6. The Moos Factory revisit 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. The Moos Factory revisit 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. The Moos Factory revisit 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. The Moos Factory revisit 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. The Moos Factory revisit 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 11. The Moos Factory revisit 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 12. The Moos Factory revisit 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  15. Hey Guys Thought I would share a video from an outing to Redhill, Enjoy!
  16. Hi mates! I wolud like to share with you the visit I made to an abandoned coal factory with my new camera, a Samsung Gear 360. Hope you enjoy.
  17. This former slate factory started in 1897. In 1995 the factory was closed and it's still abandoned. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
  18. I had a few days off last month so decided to go to Dyson. As you can see it was quite foggy which made the whole thing feel pretty creepy, solo explore as well. lotta fun. I will be doing a revisit at some point and hopefully with a drone The building, in Sheffield, closed its doors in 2006 and since then the gutted remains have been left to rust. The Dyson Group, founded by John Dyson, opened their first factory in Sheffield in 1834 at the tail end of the Industrial Revolution, before later moving to this site. Using new software to edit videos so should be a big improvement in quality!
  19. Good day mates! I have some new material for you. Some weeks ago we visited the factory that made fireproof bricks. The history of this factory started after the war but the factory grew more and more. The production process stopped in April 2015. Now the factory still has guards and a lot of equipment inside. The factory is gigant, so be prepared for a lot of photos. That's all, thanks for watching!
  20. Explored with @plod and a 28DL member. There wasn't much to the first few rooms we explored apart from tonnes of christmas trees & graffiti so I wasn't too sure about the place upon first impressions, but the main factory bit was quite interesting and very colourful. Some of the machinery and tiles were still there which I was surprised about given how far gone the place is now. Some of the smaller buildings had also been badly burned, I fell halfway through one of the floors but managed to save myself on a plank of wood I couldn't actually find any history of this place sadly, apart from the obvious stuff. 1
  21. The History Typhoo Tea Factory, founded by John Summer in 1903, was known as one of Birmingham's most prominent landmarks. The factory was used for tea production from the 1930's, surviving bombing by the Luftwaffe in WW2. Typhoo merged with Schweppes in 1968 and the following year merged with Cadbury to form Cadbury Scweppes. The factory eventually closed in 1978. The site, which is currently being used as a 148-space pay and display car park, has been granted planning permission as part of a £14 million project to be turned into a university campus for Birmingham City University. The Explore So after months and months of constantly checking this place, access finally popped up during a Birmingham trip with @plod and some other users from 28. We started the day off with the usual quote of "lets check typhoo again even though we won't get in", followed by our customary perimeter check for access and another visit to the boiler room, and surprisingly we managed to find an access point which had evidently come up fairly recently so our timing was spot on there. We spent a good 3 or 4 hours exploring the tea factory as well as S Rose & Co; there was a lot to look around (and we did get lost a few times, we had more trouble finding our way out than trying to find a way in!) although sadly nothing much was left there which was a bit disappointing as nobody would have guessed what it was by looking at the place, but it was still definitely worth the trip. Despite the failures it was a pretty successful day.
  22. History John Heath established his stationery business in 1852, delivering office products around the Birmingham area and later into other parts of the country. Kingfield Heath was formed in October 1999 by the acquisition of John Heath and Co, the oldest office products wholesaler in the UK, by Kingfield Wholesale Office Supplies. The Explore I've done this building a few times before, there isn't much left of it but there is still evidence of what it used to be- such as old VHS tapes and documents. Being in Digbeth it is extremely dodgy and has been turned into a drugs den (we did bump into a group of druggies on one visit there).
  23. Hi guys, this is my first post on this forum. My friend and I have been vlogging our urban exploration adventures and there has been a hugely positive response. Here is our vlog from our trip to Edingham Munitions Factory in Scotland. As a result we decided to expand and create a website and a number of new features. One being a blog. Here is a blog on our most recent trip to Edingham Munitions Military Factory in Scotland. https://offlimitsexploration.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/edingham-munitions-factory/ Enjoy!
  24. The old factory building (built 1906 – 1908) has a rich history. The original chocolate factory functioned as a temporary base for the American, German and Belgian army during the two World Wars. After World War II the factory was assigned a new goal, from then on it was used for the production of tin. Nowadays it's being restored in appartments. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
  25. I visited this with Obscurity and a couple of non-members about a year ago. Well, they were next door. Apologies for it being so out of date but I only just got round to looking through my pics. The great thing about this place was the fact that we turned up to see a house called Villa Directeur and had no idea this factory (just 20 metres away from the villa) was abandoned as well. The other two in our group decided to stay in the villa re-arranging chairs and shit so they could get their 1 epic HDR shot (sorry guys but it’s fucking true!) while me and obs ran around in here finding all sorts. I know nothing about it other than it was an aluminium anodising factory which probably closed in Feb 2014 judging by the calendar next to the work station. "Anodising is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. The process is called anodising because the part to be treated forms the anode electrode of an electrical circuit. Anodising increases resistance to corrosion and wear, and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than does bare metal." We only had about 20 or 30 minutes in here so the pictures are a bit shit, all hand helds but hopefully good enough to give you an idea of what was left behind. It was very much as though the whole company left without taking anything with them. Thought I’d share this for anyone who may have villa directeur on their map as it’s well worth a look if you’re passing. It was a year ago however so things may have changed now. 1. 2. 3. 4. 'Do not the cross the red line with the vehicle' or something like that 5. 6. A couple of small laboratories full of chemicals 7. 8. Changing room 9. Here's where it got pretty interesting 10. 11. 12. 13. Work station 14. 15. 16. A couple of offices full of stuff 17. 18. A former resident of Villa Directeur now lives in the factory 19. Here's a few shots of Villa Directeur 20. Most of the house had been trashed except this entrance all 21. The floor was a bit dirty when we turned up.... 22. However when me and obs got back from the factory the others had swept up and made everything look neat! Warning: Many chairs got moved in the making of these next 2 photos 23. The floor in here (and the rest of the house) was covered in fire extinguisher powder. It was clearly a nice house at one time but the factory was far more interesting for me, I could've easily spent a few hours in there. Thanks for looking ya smelly fuckers
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