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  1. Explored with -Raz- Bit of background; Coke has been produced on this site for 130 years, with the current works being the last independent coke works in the country until it was bought by Hargreaves (Norec) in 2005. It is estimated that the plant produces 11 megawatts of energy, for the less savyy that is enough energy from gas to power itself and 1,000 homes on top of that. It was also ranked one of Europe’s leading coke product producers. When the plant closed in December 2014 it sparked the end of the coal industry in Barnsley, an industry that at one time provided 50% of the jobs for males in the area. The plant is currently awaiting decommission as of this report date. The Explore; After a previous visit which was short lived and ended in "eyup flower tha nos tha shunt be on ere" we figured it might be a good time to make the return visit. Starting off the night terribly with not one but 2 locations that denied us access we set off for the Coke works on our way home. Once inside the perimeter we play the stealth game avoiding cameras so as not to alert the secca to our position and made our way steadily to the other side of the site where we found a control room full of buttons and cool looking pipes; Apon leaving the controls behind we headed over to the head gear and attemped to climb it but as we were doing it the security rumbled us and made the point that we werent wearing PPE. As an after thought we should noted to him that Hi-Vis jackets and nightime stealth dont particularly go hand in hand. So again i didnt see the whole site... Revisit is very much needed!! If you made it this far, thanks for reading
  2. After a visit in the dark a while back me and Fat Panda headed over after work for a look in the daylight a couple times this week and the place is awesome! Ace having a playground like this so local to me! Cheers for looking
  3. Gonna keep this short as im using the on screen keyboard but posted a report here a while back and we finally got to go in the light. visited with Raz Enjoy
  4. Was originally going to post a few pics in the comments on Fat Pandas report as I visited with him but had quite a few pics so thought i'd throw a report together! Coke Manufacturing (Monckton) Coke has been made on the Monckton site at Royston near Barnsley in South Yorkshire for over 130 years. Until December 2014, Monckton was the only independent coke production plant in the UK, and was ranked as one of Europe’s leading producers of high-quality metallurgical coke. On 12 December 2014, the Company confirmed that, with no significant improvement in market conditions or customer demand, Monckton was to close, with coke production ceasing during that month. The Monckton plant is now being de-commissioned and this is expected to take approximately six months. The gas from Monckton coke ovens is used in a combined heat and power plant that can generate up to 11 megawatts of electricity. Not only does this supply all the electricity needed on-site, we actually sell our surplus electricity to the national grid – enough to provide power for more than 1,000 homes. Here's my take on this place Thanks for looking
  5. Visited today with Raz had a great time and a few close calls with the secca. I was suprsed to see that this wasnt on here already and only found a couple of reports on 28DL. anyway enough of my crap Enjoy Thanks guys
  6. I was down south for a few days doing family stuff and this is 5 mins from my mums house-it would have been rude not to stop and have a peak. It has been empty for years and keeps getting planning permission declined for one reason or another-probably due to its close proximity to the dual carriageway and having to change access. Solo explore this one. Didnt do the cellars as no torch but you can see that on the report on DP by UE-OMJ: http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/sh ... THvyaU9nOU Nothing mind blowing but a nice mellow mooch if youre in the area-just be careful of the floor boards upstairs. My pictures... and the view out back window into the lorry park.... thanks
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