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A recent very short visit to this old drop forging works crammed pack full of old engineering goodies! The company still exists but has moved to new premises not far away. It's surprising so much stuff has been left behind, the maintenance shop looks like it could be fired back up in no time. A cracking little place with loads to see. It reminded me of being at work back in the 80's & 90's, I served my time in a place just like this! I was short of time so didn't spend too long inside but managed to get a few shots of the place. I've been out of the game since October so it was good to get back out there.
I wasted no time getting back into the swing of things in the UK following my return from America I saw this place pop up recently and thought yes that's right up my street, forget your spotless hospitals and little houses get me some grubby oily vintage industry please! It's what I enjoy and do best I think. George Dyke had been at their plant in Willenhall since the company was founded in 1830, but it closed in 2012 and moved to a new premises. A lot of the equipment was taken to the new location but thankfully they chose to leave a lot behind! The grubbiest location I have explored for a long time, in more ways than one - there was a multitude of pornography in some of the offices to, ahem, examine.... Thanks for looking more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157648804567288/