it looks like this place is being cleaned up or there are squatters; a mate went 3 hours after me and there was a guy on site working; alas someone has nicked all the dildos; vainglorious dickheads have also been on site "tagging"
still some cracking vintage porn to be seen as well as some great items
the guy was sure a hoarder
A trip through an abandoned pig slaughterhouse. Here you can follow the last path of a pig.
1 round them up
IMG_1974-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
2 dead pig walking
IMG_1990-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
IMG_1994-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
4 beginning of processing
IMG_1929-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
IMG_1922-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
6 hair trim
IMG_1927-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
7 hair removing
IMG_1973 by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
8 waist disposal
IMG_1967-Edit-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
9 chop them up
IMG_1915-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
10 piece by piece
IMG_1920-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
11 meat chain
IMG_1961-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
12 to the freezer
IMG_1938-HDR-Edit by Bart Hamradio, on Flickr
According to a report in August 2018 there were 18 pubs closing in the UK every week with 476 closures in the first 6 months of that year. It's a sobering (sorry) thought for someone like me who appreciates an ale or six in a nice hostelry.
There are records showing The Bridge Inn here going back to around 1875 although how far back it dates is unclear. It closed permanently in 2013 and planning permission was given for change of use. I had the feeling that work was starting on redeveloping it when I was there.
The Welsh name is Tafarn Y Bont - I wouldn't say there's anything that makes it distinctly Welsh - but its a good example of a traditional British pub which still has a few old features. It was nice that it seemed pretty untouched in the years since it closed.
Browns Island is located on a river in the Midwest, the island has a long, interesting history. It was noted by George Washington during his travels, and Meriwether Lewis from the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped there in 1803, on the site there's an ancient Native mound, and early petroglyphs existed on the head of the island. For around 100 years the island was privately owned and farmed until 1957, when a steel company bought it to build a coke plant. There was also a mail plane crash on the island in 1933 that killed the pilot and passenger. In Dec of 1972, right before the Coke Ovens started operating, there was a gas explosion which killed 21 construction workers, the oven were operational until 1982, eventually, they were demolished and the island sold slag for commercial use until 2008. Although there were no ovens standing, it was still an interesting explore, my neighbor and grandfather worked here when the Mill used it. I was very fortunate to get permission to go on it