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General - BX Paint and Plastic Warehouse Manningtree Suffolk- November 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by torigracecole, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. torigracecole

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    This Warehouse, and sight was abandoned in 2007, and i visited the location during November 2014. These photos then helped me to create my final piece for my art foundation course which i completed at suffolk new college. I have edited these photos slightly on photo shop, but I'm still very satisfied with them.

    British Xylonite (BX) Plastics was a former plastics engineering and production company. The company was one of three subsidiaries of the British Xylonite Company established by 1938.

    BX Plastics made xylonite (also known as celluloid or ivoride) and lactoid (also known as casein) at a plant to the south of Brantham in Suffolk, on the north bank of the River Stour across the river from Manningtree in Essex. The company was liquidated in 1999.

    The British Xylonite Company had been established by English inventor Daniel Spill in 1877, with American investor Levi Parsons Merriam.It established factories at Hackney Wick and Homerton, in East London, and then expanded to Brooklands Farm near Brantham in 1887 and Hale End near Walthamstow in 1897.

    By 1938 British Xylonite had established three subsidiaries – BX Plastics, Halex and Cascelloid. Halex was based in Highams Park, Hale End, in North London and made finished goods (including table tennis balls). Cascelloid had been acquired in 1931, based in Leicester and Coalville, and made toys. Cascelloid was later renamed Palitoy and sold to General Mills in 1968 and then to Tonka 1987, which was acquired by Hasbro in 1991.
    Distillers acquired a 50% interest in BX Plastics in 1939, and Distillers then acquired the rest of the British Xylonite group in 1961, merging it into a 50:50 joint venture with Union Carbide’s Bakelite company in 1962 to form Bakelite Xylonite in 1963. Distillers sold its 50% interest to BP in 1967, and Union Carbide’s European interests were acquired by British Petroleum in 1978, including the remaining Bakelite Xylonite plants.

    The Brantham site had been sold in 1966 to British Industrial Plastics, a subsidiary of Turner & Newall, who were in turn acquired Storey Brothers of Lancaster in 1977. The company became Wardle Storeys in 1984. The site finally closed in 2007 and has remained empty since. This information was found online at:http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/british-xylonite-factories-brantham-suffolk.t96308
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    Slightly fucked
     
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    why do you say that?
     
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    Well the vandals well and truly got hold of that one huh? Pity . . .
     
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    i think it looks stunning! have you ever heard the quote: 'take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but foot prints'. Here I've been able to capture a moment in time, of where it may be 'ruined' but the colours and shapes in the photographs are beautiful. And it will keep changing due to nature and humans, but its stunning just caught at that specific moment!
     
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    I think he was just referring to a few years back, but it was only a matter of time before those buildings with all the paper in went up!

    Hi BTW, I'm just outside of Ipswich :)
     
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    what do you mean? have those rooms been burnt down now? :/
     
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    Not that I am aware of, but all the papers have been by the looks of things.
     
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    Had a walk round this place yesterday and some of the building have major fire damage which is very disappointing
     
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    Have done for years.
     
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    those buildings where there is loads of documents covering the floor, most of which has been on fire, but because the roof is badly damages, most of the paper is moist, making only the edges of the paper burnt! if you find a wad of paper in a pile, split in in half and read the documents, some are from 1944! its pretty interesting. I took some of the documents and used them in my work! its interesting!
     
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    Careful the urbex police are listening! :p
     
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    Have you ever heard the phrase 'Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints'?

    :p
     
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    what about it?
     
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