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Report - Fisons Fertilizer Factory - Ipswich - January 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by ekto, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. ekto

    ekto 28DL Full Member
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    The Explore:

    Explored in terrible conditions with a pal, snowed the day before rained all day whilst there, nice explore has some charm to the place

    The History:

    Fisons plc was a British multinational pharmaceutical, scientific instruments and horticultural chemicals company headquartered in Ipswich, United Kingdom. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It was acquired by Rhone-Poulenc in 1995

    The Old Fisons site was originally the location for the first ever complete superphosphate factory. In the mid 19th century, the increasing demand for new effective fertilisers for agriculture led to a search for a substitute for crushed bones, the traditional source of fertiliser. Edward Packard discovered that the use of fossil dung, found across East Anglia, contained high levels of phosphate, the ideal base for fertiliser.
    Between 1851 and 1854, Packard built a warehouse at Paper Mill Lane and pioneered the production of artificial fertilisers for horticulture on an industrial scale. It was an ideal site due to the combination of the River Gipping, which was navigable by barges between Ipswich and Stowmarket from the late 18th century onwards, and the addition of the railway line in 1846 which both provided the means to import raw materials and export fertilisers.
    Edward Packard was joined in 1858 by Joseph Fison who constructed his chemical works opposite the North Warehouse. The lower two floors of this iconic warehouse date from this time and were used for bagging and storage and are identified on early Ordnance Survey maps as the Eastern Union Works, proving the North Warehouse was purpose-built and directly associated with the production of superphosphates.

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    Thanks for looking

    Ekto.
     
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  2. mrwhite

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    wow youre really on it with your reports mate, this one is a goodun, well done
     
  3. ekto

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    thanks
    loads to come.. :)
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Fancy sitting on loads of reports tut tut lol

    Nicely shot mate and thanks for including a landscape shot ;)

    Always liked the look of this place but always miss it for one reason or another just like Sevs
     
  5. ekto

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    i was a lurker pal... for years lol

    thanks! :)
     
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    what a great looking explore pal nice piks , bet those old wooden floors wer a bit slippy eh?
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    I meant me mate lol
     
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    Get on both of them...

    This was a good day although those floors were a bit disconcerting, on the plus side you could see where to avoid mostly!

    We should go back up this way E, there's way more to do...
     
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