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MaybeNot1330
August 26th, 2011, 16:59
Me and a friend arrived here, just driven around the building to see if there were any obvious ways in, then we were about to go park up when we see 4 guys with backpacks walking towards mobil. We thought we recognized xans infamous pants from the pics we've seen on here so we asked him if they were from 28.

We met Xan, Ojay, ex0, and im really sorry but I cant recall the username of the fourth [MILLHOUSE]. They told us where to meet them and showed us the way in and gave us an excellent tour of the building. Thanks a lot to you all.

My pictures were taken over 3 days in the same week, one of which was a night time visit. It's an amazing building, I had to keep going back, and probably will again.

2 out of my 3 visits resulted in me bumping into metal thieves, but they didnt bother us, they seemed friendly enough, one even asked if we were "from that weird website thingy".

There are so many posts on here regarding the history, I hope you dont mind tweek!



Mobil Oil, Birkenhead - August '11

History

The Mobil plant is on a 25-acre site at the Birkenhead Docks, where lubricating and hydraulic oils were produced since 1906.

From what I can gather, the majority of the site closed in 2001 with facilities being reported to be moved to Essex (I assume the 2002-built Coryton site). Although some production of wax emulsions continued at the plant after this, it soon became essential to shut down operations at Birkenhead completely. It would appear the balancing of assets from the Exxon-Mobil merger of 1999 may well have had a large part to play in its eventual demise.

Since then, the place has become famous for being completely stripped by copper thieves... with one silly sausage falling to his death inside the complex. :(

The sheer scale of the site is impressive and it's not immediately obvious where to head to see the best bits, but with the help of the local Wirral lads, we got to see the lot!

Now to the pictures:

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http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/410/dsc0004jm.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/dsc0004jm.jpg/)

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