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  1. How to post a report using Flickr Flickr seems to change every time the wind changes direction so here's a quick guide on how to use it to post a report... Step 1 - Explore and take pictures Step 2 - Upload your chosen pictures to Flickr like this.. Step 3 - Once your images are successfully uploaded to flickr choose a category for the location that you have visited... Step 4 - Then "Start New Topic".. You will then see this screen... Step 5 - Now you are ready to add the image "links", known as "BBcodes", which allow your images to display correctly on forums.. Step 6 - Then click "select" followed by "view on photo page".. Now select "Share" shown below.. Step 7-13 - You will then see this screen... Just repeat those steps for each image until you're happy with your report and click "submit topic"! You can edit your report for 24 hours after posting to correct errors. If you notice a mistake outside of this window contact a moderator and they will happily rectify the problem for you
  2. Explored with -Raz-, FatPanda & a non member as part of one of our days out. So first of all a little background - Short and sweet. Soda Ash (Sourced from Wiki) - "Sodium carbonate (also known as washing soda, soda ash and soda crystals), Na2CO3, is the sodium salt of carbonic acid (soluble in water)." The production of Soda Ash began on this site in the late 1800's with the buldings being updated and extended as more technologies became available. In 1926 Brunner Monds became part of ICI and stayed part of the industrial chemical manifacturing giant until 1991 when they bought back the rights and became a stand alone company. However in 2006 they were bought out by Tata Chemicals and shortly after the production was ceased. The Explore; An unbelievable amount of fun, bridges, cat walks, conveyour belts and control panels ect. Everything you could possibly want in a dirty great industrial splore! Its a little daunting at first but once you find your confidence its brilliant to mish around the rafters and climb around the machinary of the building! Soda Ash its self is a horrible substance and if you go i suggest a pair of gloves and a very good mask. The mask i had wasnt very good and i had a sore throat for quite a few weeks after, and it makes you skin come out in a strange rash... but its great fun really dont let that put you off Please find below a series of photos from the day; Conrol Panel was still lit up!! If you got this far thanks for reading More at my page - www.facebook.com/seldomseenworldue
  3. Soda Ash has been produced on this site since 1874, although the existing works are no where near that old, they are still pretty old. Brunner Mond became part of ICI in 1926 and the separated out again in 1991. They were brought by Tata Chemicals in 2006 and re-branded as such. There is actually only a relatively small part of this site left compared to what it would have been when actively producing soda ash. The part that remains is the associated equipment for the storage and packaging of the product, the actual works that would have produced the soda ash have long since gone. The place is still used for storage to this day, lorries come and go from the site quite frequently hence the reason the power is on, all the lights work and some of the control panels glow at you. This was explored with Frosty, Jesus, Thompski and a non member called Callum. Thanks to Thompski for the suggestion of going here, it was tops! I have to say I absolutely LOVED this place, it's like a giant climbing frame with so many interesting bits and pieces to photograph, in particular there's lots of old signs which I just love. Everything is covered in a thick layer of soda ash which gets everywhere! It isn't harmful, but I do recommend a dust mask if you go here - none of us had one, and we were all coughing the next morning! The roof space was awesome! There was a good 2 inches of soda ash dust on this walkway! Control room Complete with dusty telephone. And control panels that still glow at you And did I mention the signs? Here's a selection of them. Cheers for looking! Maniac
  4. Just in case any of you are getting the wrong impressions of my report-posting tendencies, normal non-posting status will likely be resumed within the near future. I'd be loathed to get your hopes up unwittingly, you see. With this in mind, please accept my humble and sincere apologies for this interruption to regular jesus-service, and rest assured that, once you've read this report, you'll have that much less shit to deal with. I mean, c'mon, how often do I inconvenience you with a selection of daguerreotypal efforts from my generally half-arsed and lazy adventures? Not very often, I think you'll agree. Comedy and effortsome access led to an enjoyable 'derp with lights on' - and you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a derp from the outside. Lorries regularly pass through the ground level of this facility for storage, and a number of mysterious mechanical noises accompanied our footsteps. Thanks for stopping in, RJ