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  1. Sileby Incinerator, Leics – October 2015 A bit late posting this one almost a month after visiting! After an unfortunate day of fail after fail in and around Melton Mowbray, after buying the obligatory Melton Mowbray Pork Pies (The more expensive in house made ones with all the jelly of course); we headed to our final site on a very long list and that was this little incinerator in Sileby, Leicestershire. The site itself is pretty trashed and made for some awful lighting; but was actually rather photogenic. We must have spent an hour or more in this small site. Not much information on this one; but it appears to have operated as a private refuse incinerator from the 1970s-1990s and then as a council recycling depot until its unknown but guessed closure of around 2002. I found cans dating back to 2001 on the sorting machine and some cardboard cereal packets dating back to 2002. Visited with Mookster. #1 #2 Tango Can (Exp. 1997) #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 As Always, Thanks for looking More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157660460740559
  2. How good it feels to be exploring on home turf again (or not... )After being thwarted by a thoroughly sealed first target, finding the next one with too many fishermen and joggers milling around and then realising our third location had been demolished at some point in the 5 months since I failed at it things were not looking good for my homecoming explore day. Luckily patience won out and me and Landie Man were rewarded with a gem of an industrial site. From the outside it doesn't look like much but on the inside there is some really impressive pieces of machinery and things to see, and it's all caked in grime and dust and filth just how I like it. The incinerator in Sileby operated from the 1970s up until the 1990s when it became a council recycling/refuse centre before closing around the year 2000. Some areas look as if they were simply switched off and never cleared up with a conveyor belt full of dust-covered fifteen year old cans sitting in one of the areas. It definitely made up for the disappointments of the rest of the day. The only downside was the lighting in here is horrendous. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/albums/72157657648542924
  3. So after visiting the carehome in Malvernbury, a drive to Greggs for an unhealthy meal of Sausage Rolls fresh out of the oven so they were NUCLEAR and a coffee for Landie, we took a slow afternoon trundle to a small village outside Malvern to this disused Waste Incinerator. Theres very little on Beacon Waste Incinerator but it is thought to have closed in the early noughties, but the rot has really set into some of the steelwork inside and its slowly returning to nature. This site was on a tiny network of B-roads mostly single track with passing places, so getting 10,20,30,40 Ton trucks down these lanes would not have been easy and I would have thought the smaller traffic would have spent a lot of their time reversing to the nearest passing place. The site was owned and operated by Worcestershire County Council; and legally the land use is still of a waste incinerator facility. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157650082281742/
  4. After finishing in Malverbury and having the now regular bog-standard explore lunch which involves raiding the nearest Greggs of their sausage rolls and steak bakes me and Mr. Landie Man headed off in the direction of somewhere I'd always been meaning to drop by but never got the chance, or always found something better to do. As it happens I really enjoyed it here, a nice big industrial derp to get the juices flowing. The Beacon Waste Incinerator was used by Worcestershire County Council to dispose of waste, and ceased operating in the early 2000s. The large building sits quietly rusting away down what is basically a farm track in the middle of nowhere - god knows how they got the trucks down there to the incinerator. A nice chilled explore to end the day on and I'm glad I finally ticked it off. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157649458513568/