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  1. History This Octel site in Amlwch was chosen in 1949 to collect bromine from the sea, it was picked by H Fossett and R O Gibson because of the strong tidal flow, the depth of the sea in the area and gulf stream sea temperatures. The plant was built and finished construction in 1952, ready to start collecting the bromine out of the sea. The site was officially owned by Octel until 1989 when the production of bromine chemicals became more important which resulted in Great Lakes purchasing the site due to them specialising in bromine chemistry. In 1995, one of the BOT2’s that was used for collecting bromine chemicals was badly damaged by a fire that occurred on the site. Two of the 30-metre towers were destroyed and around 5 people were injured. Octel bromine works started their operations in 1952 and closed in 2004. Canatxx purchased the site and announced plans to turn the site into a liquid natural gas storage site. Our Visit This is one site that we have kept our eye on for a while, but never got around to visiting. Finally, we decided to pay the site a little visit and we were not disappointed with what it had to offer. We made sure to visit on a sunny, bright day so we could spend as much time as we needed to explore the whole site. It took us a good few hours to explore the whole site but was definitely worth the time and drive there.
  2. 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
  3. � �A small disused church on Anglesey The oldest part of the current building is the 12th century nave. The chancel and the side chapel were added in the 15th century. The entrance to the church is now via the chapel, but once was through a doorway at the end of the nave, now blocked up. One unusual feature in the contents of the building is a large rectangular baptismal font. It has different styles of carving on each side, include arcade-like carvings on one and a celtic cross at the end. The carvings appear to be 12th century Norman in origin and it has been suggested that it originally was an alter with space inside to hold relics. Llanbeulan Font in St. Peulan's The church contains a number of memorials on the wall, and one stall in the chancel bears a carving declaring it to be "The Seate of William Bold of Treyrddol Esquire, 1664". The back wall of the nave displays decoratively-painted wood boards with the Lord's Prayer, the 12 commandments, and the Creed in Welsh � Owned by friends of friendless churches but still disused. � � � The explore � � Having been bumbling along on the way to visit a friend's farm I noticed a church seemingly in the middle of nowhere seemingly in the middle of a field.�� Thinking it looked interesting I abandoned the car in the nearest layby and went back for a nosey. A quick hop over a rather precariously fastened gate held up only by the staple of British farming - baler twine and you're on the churches raised causeway. � It's a nice peaceful little place. � � � t � � � r �
  4. History The factory was opened by Saunders-Roe during WW2, where it fitted out Catalina flying boats purchased from the US for the RAF. After the war, products built at the site included patrol boats and minesweepers and also bus bodies for London and Cuba. The site was taken over by Laird (Anglesey) in 1968. One of Laird s products was the unsuccessful Centaur, a Land Rover-based half-track vehicle. In 1996 FAUN took over their long-standing licensee Laird (nglesey) and in 1997 moved production to its newly built facility in Llangefni. The explore Pretty uneventful really. A lot quick hop over a wall and we were in a field of sheep who were so friendly they would foil anyone's attempt at stealth. 30 woolie shadows going baaa really loudly makes things really unsubtle. A quick squizz through the bushes and we were in. A nice relaxed amble around the bigger open sheds and an easy wiggle through a window into some others. Looks like the place is partially live though. As we peered around a corner near the front entrance we noticed a land-rover parked inside the fence and the door open but no one in sight. On trying a door as dilapidated looking as the rest a nice loud beeping started so we made a backwards retreat and mooched around the rest of the site. f Dffd Fg
  5. Formerly a small marine education centre. Closed in the 2000s. Thoroughly wrecked and all history seems to have been forgotten by the Internet and locals near it. G h
  6. The Baron Hill Estate was built in 1618 at the request of Richard Bulkeley. In 1776, architect Samuel Wyatt re-designed the mansion in a Neo-Palladian style. By World War I the Bulkeley family had moved from the mansion and no longer used it as a permanent residence (too expensive). The story goes that in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II the mansion was requisitioned by the government and used as a temporary housing for Polish soldiers. The Polish soldiers found the place too cold and decided to start a "small" fire within the mansion so they would be moved to somewhere better. However the fire destroyed a large part of the interior and the soldiers were moved from the house to tents on the Baron Hill Estate grounds (karma!). The mansion was abandoned afterwards and is now derelict. This place is massive and I only had limited time as I wasted the day before traipsing all over the wrong bramble covered hill.......... Pictures The Baron Hill Estate 01 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate 07 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate 08 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate 10 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate 12 pot by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate 14 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate 18 throne by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate 26 barn by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate stairs 31 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate stairs 30 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate 29 stairs by Infraredd, on Flickr & now the cellars The Baron Hill Estate cell 1 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate cell 2 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate cell 4 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate cell 5 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate cell 6 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate cell 8 by Infraredd, on Flickr The Baron Hill Estate cell 9 by Infraredd, on Flickr Thanks for looking! Full set https://www.flickr.com/photos/infraredd/sets/72157646793972372/