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  1. Explored with Raz Background; Bowman Thompson & Company originally owned the site but was sold in 1900 to Brunner Mond whom with a seven year closure reconstructed the site producing sixty tonnes of soda ash a day. This figure rose to 800 tonnes a day in 1926 with all of the Brunner Mond assets being turned over to ICI. Lostock a coal fired powerstation was decommissioned in 2000 when E.ON built there new Combined Heat & Power plant at Winnington, Lostock is due to be flattened for a new Sustainable Energy Plant to be built on the site. The Explore; So after a while of lazy chiller exploring days, it was time to once again start the stupid o clock on the motorway listening to crazy dance music heavy enough to make your head swim. Few hours later after driving through some kind of monsoon on the M62 over the Penines we were behind enemy lines in Lancashire and Cheshire. It was light by them time we hit the station, with the live site next door in full swing and trucks rolling in and out of the gates. It would appear that either myself and raz are ninja stealthy... either that or the stories we had heard about it being hard to do were exaggerated because we just waltzed in and plodded around without distribance in the middle of the day. Obviously first stop was to find the turbine hall and the old place did not dissapoint. After seeing reports IM and giggawatt i figured that all the good power stations were abroad, but this is not the case. Complete with turbines, boilers, fans Lostock is an induistrial paradise Photos; Thanks for looking
  2. 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
  3. This was the first visit of 3 yesterday, we may have got here a little early as it was pitch black and had to wait around for an hour or so for the sun to come up. History - Bowman Thompson & Company originally owned the site but was sold in 1900 to Brunner Mond whom with a seven year closure reconstructed the site producing sixty tonnes of soda ash a day. This figure rose to 800 tonnes a day in 1926 with all of the Brunner Mond assets being turned over to ICI. Lostock a coal fired powerstation was decommissioned in 2000 when E.ON built there new Combined Heat & Power plant at Winnington, Lostock is due to be flattened for a new Sustainable Energy Plant to be built on the site.
  4. The Explore So this is one I've been wanting to see for a long time but thought it was either gone now or not accessible.. then I heard otherwise and set off a few after hearing the news. We aimed to get here under cover of darkness after the horror stories of Tata pursuing people privately for trespass on this site. Turns out we got there just a little too early and had to spend an hour or in almost complete darkness listening to the horrendous noise this building makes in the wind. Also quite shocked by quite how close the live areas are to this building, at one point we were literally one door away from the live area! Great adrenaline filled explore this one was though Visited with @Funlester and a non member The History Bowman Thompson & Company originally owned the site but was sold in 1900 to Brunner Mond whom with a seven year closure reconstructed the site producing sixty tonnes of soda ash a day. This figure rose to 800 tonnes a day in 1926 with all of the Brunner Mond assets being turned over to ICI. Lostock a coal fired powerstation was decommissioned in 2000 when E.ON built there new Combined Heat & Power plant at Winnington, Lostock is due to be flattened for a new Sustainable Energy Plant to be built on the site.
  5. The Visit An impromtu Sunday evening explore took us to Wallerscote as its quite close by and wanted to see it for a while, access was quite good fun with a nice bit of barbed wire climbing. Inside the place is huge but now only used by lots of pigeons it seems.. We missed an encounter with secca by mere minutes as well The History Founded by a couple of chaps named John Brunner and Ludwig Mond in 1973 they began producing soda ash about a year later. They used brine solution, ammonia and limestone to produce sodium carbonate in pure form. I understand that at its peak the factory produced 200,000 tons of soda ash a year meaning that the Brunner Mond company became the largest producer of the product in the country and the worlds largest alkali exporter. Wallerscote island Works was completed in 1926. the construction consists of silos and huge metal sheds although all were integral parts of the original structure. The company later became part of ICI which is now owned by Tata. Sodium Carbonate is a widely used in industry for casting and glassmaking. It is commonly used in chemistry as a base and an electrolyte. It is also used domestically in detergents, dyes and toothpaste as well as tasty sherbet sweets!
  6. 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
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