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Report - Brooks Dye Works, St. Werburghs, Bristol, August 09

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Smurph, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Smurph

    Smurph Guest
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    Hi all, my first post so I hope its ok:
    Me and a mate Live really near this site in Bristol and from what we could see, security was thin on the ground. However, we had heard from several people that the place was occupied by squatters who would be less than keen on our nosiness!
    The site itself is and old dye works and it would appear that there was also a metalworks that shared the site at some point from the signs we saw.
    The first time we got in and explored the western end of the site, which was really interesting, the buildings were arranged almost like little village, all red brick and quite unlike the large, open, metal-roofed industrial units of today.
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    We even made it onto the roof of the main building, which had walkways and fire escape stairs onto it.
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    There were clear signs of use by squatters, who seemed to be based at the eastern end of that main wharehouse, the biggest clue being the fact that a radio was still playing!
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    Not wanting to cause any trouble, we left it at that for our first visit. However, we both really wanted to get up onto the water tower, next to the huge brick chimney, so we returned for a second visit the following week.

    This time we made straight for the tower, walking right by a security hut with two cars withought anyone noticing. This seemed odd to us as the previous week we saw concrete evidence of squatters and official security companies and squatter hippies aren't usally known for their compatability!
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    Anyway, we managed to get a good look at the chimney and get to the top of the water tower, before the security became a bit more awake, causing us to make like a tree and bugger off.
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    Overall really interesting and fairly easy explore if you go really early in the morning and are a bit careful not to make much noise etc. certainly less hair raising than our first explore to barrow gurney in february.
    Hope this has something to add to Tumble's earlier report!
     
    #1 Smurph, Aug 31, 2009
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