This factory was opened in 1900 and made cardboard out of straw, in that time this product was very popular so 8 years later the made another factory next to the other one.
In 1968 the factory closed due to competition from abroad, after the factory was closed it was sold off to a men who repaired and sold off machines. The new owner only did nothing about maintenance of the old factory so the factory complex decayed rapidly. in 2005 the original factory was demolished and the other factory was luckily protected as a monument. Later in 2009 the restoration began on the still standing factory. 6 years later the company who began with the restoration began to have financial troubles so the factory was abandoned again. After being abandoned for 1 year the factory was bought on a auction for an incredible low price, after that the restoration was back on track again.
We went on a Sunday so the workers waren't working on the building. When we got there, there was a door opened so we could enter the beautiful old factory building. The highlight of the building was the old Turbine and the old ovens.
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This is an old paper factory were they would make cardboard, The factory opened in 1905 and closed in 2005 after the company was taken over by an other company which stopped the production.
There was also this old burned out Jaguar which was quite nice to photograph.
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By The Urban Collective
A stunning grade two listed gem decaying right on the high street.
Featuring the stunning architecture of Alfred Waterhouse who also designed Strangeways prison the Manchester town hall.
The main building has been used for many different purposes over the years as well as Prudential themselves. And the basement club was once a Berni inns restaurant (Cafe Monico)
a chain that served a post-war British public such delight's as sherry schooners steak and chips and black forest gateau as well as becoming a dance club in the 90's.
We had a wonderful two hours in this grade two listed time capsule. Hope you guys enjoy the pics as much as we enjoyed the explore.
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The Urban Collective
We Film It...
I must be really unlucky or just draw attention from the law , we got well rinsed coming out of here two cars 4 coppers the owner gggrrrhhhhhh stripped the car searched us searched the grounds of the location even took the engine and chassis number of the car .....aahhh well all add to the experience, just another day of a euro urbexer.... any how enuf bollox on with the pics....
say aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh self dentistry is the future
Tanx for looking Oldskool...........
By he who must rome
well r lass was driving so off to dodge hill as she had not been inside before, after we headed for other quarrys on our big to do list and came across this real nice house.....shame it had suffered a fire, hope they got out alright !
hope you liked the tour next stop a steam crane !...