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UK GKN Shadow Factory Smethwick June 2013

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This was our second location of the Day of My birthday explore which was kindly arranged by Spaceinvader as the original plans went tits up so big thanks mate :thumb

Visited with Obscurity & Spaceinvader

This is a massive set of tunnels under the original factory site of which not much stands today and what does is in a bad way..

Although the original use may not have set out for production it seems they where used during www2

Pics..

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And a quick parting shot before we got off site

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Not quite what i expected but apart from the oil water and other sludge it was pretty good :thumb

Edited by skeleton key

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Lovely rich colours Wevs..nicely shot.

the oil and much running down the walls may look nice but the whole floor was inches thick with it and it stank

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Love this place, not much has changed at all since my first visit over a year and a half ago (how time flies!!!)

If anyone wants to see it don't hang about, parts of the site are being cleared and the half over the canal by the bus depot has recently been fenced off, the tunnels are still untouched though.

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Love this place, not much has changed at all since my first visit over a year and a half ago (how time flies!!!)

If anyone wants to see it don't hang about, parts of the site are being cleared and the half over the canal by the bus depot has recently been fenced off, the tunnels are still untouched though.

It is nice down there mate..and thanks again for pointing us in the right direction !we bumped into some people who owned a unit down there and explained what we where doing and off we went

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They tunnels are ace mate, win :) No much left topside eh?

Nah empty shells of buildings and a lot demod

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