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not done a report in a while and have a nice backlog to catch up with . bit of an old explore this one ,its been arround for years but i wanted to see it anyway so off we went the milk factory has been closed since the 1970s , the milk was collected from the local farms and put in churns trains used to take the milk off to liverpool and other citys . there was a railway platform on the site but too overgrown to get any shots of it , altho the water tank was still there form the time when steam powerd the trains proposed for closure in the Beeching Report it managed to stay in use just for the factory nice natural decay and not vandalised it made for a good hour or so thanks for looking
No access at the dairy crest but still managed to get a few pictures. originally the site of an atmospheric pumping house on one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's railway, the Exeter/Newton Abbot line, built in the 1840s. The pumping house still survives, although converted to suit Dairy Crest's needs. in 1937, the site was acquired by Cow & Gate. At that time, milk was collected every day from 350 local farms, taking in and processing 7000 gallons of milk a day By 1966, at the site’s peak as a processor of dairy products, at which time it was run by Unigate Dairies, it was taking in milk from 1,300 farms, over 65,000 gallons per day. In May 2007, Dairy Crest, who had taken over the site from Unigate in 2000, announced that they were closing their operations there, with the loss of 162 jobs, a major blow to the economy of the town. With an eye to selling the site to developers, Dairy Crest began moves to demolish the Brunel Building, and following a fierce community campaign, English Heritage’s original decision not to list the building was reversed. A number of celebrities, including Jeremy Clarkson. thanks for looking x