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Report - A pair of Gas holders / Gasometers – Braintree – Aug 2015

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by mockney reject, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. mockney reject

    mockney reject 28DL Regular User
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    The History


    I haven’t really got much in the way of factual history on these and the net didn’t really come up with much. But I can tell you a little about them that I know from living around here.


    They were sat in the corner of the local coal yard when I was a kid, as the trains went from coal to electric the yard closed and sat empty for years, as kids in the late 80’s / early 90’s we built BMX ramps in there and rode the life out of the yard. Always staying away from the gasometers as our parents told us they where dangerous.


    I can’t say I noticed when they disappeared but over the years the yard got redeveloped and flats and houses appeared. I guess I just assumed they had been pulled down…..


    The Explore


    Well I’d assumed wrongly….


    A few weeks ago whilst sat in traffic, I noticed through the modern posh flats, the framework climbing into the sky. Hmm were they an “urbexable” thing?


    After a quick look on here I realised they were.


    Well this morning on the way to work it happened, I climbed them.


    Not much to tell really, access was easy and they were ok to climb. The view over the town was amazing.


    As always I hope you like the pics


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  2. Seffy

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    Nicely done, good bit of daytime gas too.

    Would say this it more industrial than high stuff though, as there's not an awful lot of height? Just my opinion anyway!
     
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    Looks cool :thumb Also looks a lot safer than the one ive done I.e theres not dodgey as f*ck ladders without a cage :p
     
  4. BrainL

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    Them "stairs to nowhere" are a bit scary haha
     
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    I'd rather do one of these lol. Still i bet they look smaller on the pics than they are in reality. One i did was like that. :thumb
     
  6. mockney reject

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    They where a little wobbly but much more sturdy than the mast at HMS Ganges
     
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  7. The Lone Ranger

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    Nicely done :thumb
     
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