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well it has been closed a few months now, and after another look and what I think must of been secca in a private car.pipping his car horn several times..shouting "where you going"!!...hmmmm I do belive we where going up a public grass bank into some trees that is at the side of the factory...ohhh and the public side of the fence at that...:rolleyes:

anyway, the sign on the gates says public notice....demolition planned 4th Aug..

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