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Report - British United Shoe Machinery, Leicester, November 2009

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Raddog, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Raddog

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    In its Seventies heyday, BUSM was the city's biggest employer, with a workforce of more than 4,500 exporting shoe machinery to more than 50 countries around the world.

    Going fast, along with the rest of this area of Leicester and soon to be housing. More of the good stuff, although stripped out, sheds, tower, air raid shelters. Old. Nice. How much more of this type of stuff can be left???

    Terraces stretching into the distance, you can only imagine the crowds walking to and from the factory gates
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    Fading history. I love this and it's getting so rare now
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    Where do I start. You don't see this any more. It doesn't even feel old. WW2 was 70 years ago...
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    So, overdue fine of 3d. per volume per week, you do the maths
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    Our friend must be growing...
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  2. turkey

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    I'll just whack a few up on here as I didnt take enough to warrant a report. It wasnt too pleasant standing so close to the edge of the water tower to get the fisheye shot with it all in....Good visit though!

    And hi to the fella' who we met here. Say hello if you read this!

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  3. Mr Sam

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    good to put a faces to names in the last few weeks chaps



    and ill just add this to the last BU thread :(



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    the place is fast dissapearing
     
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