View Full Version : Archived Report - Bolton Metalworks - Sept '11

September 27th, 2011, 21:04
I've done some googling and can't find the name of this place.. when you see the pics it goes to show it's probably been shut for at least 40 years.. it's like a concrete jungle inside, and using the term jungle, i mean actually housing plants :P Was pretty interesting to look around, and had some nice features, including all the wireboxes stripped of their wires, probably by the local smackheads :D got some funny looks off some beer can-wielding old men reccying this one out, but it was well worth a look

If anyone knows the name, then it would be appreciated :) ive tried fitting letters into the gaps in the sign but nothing comes to mind

Outside the building, with the sign
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd504/TunnelMon/316552_10150477751284908_672764907_11148890_150242 1530_n.jpg

The main room, there were two of these massive rusted shipping container things, but we had a look inside and all we found was a deckchair and a hella lot of needles :D
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd504/TunnelMon/304237_10150477749514908_672764907_11148875_194806 8161_n.jpg

Another shot in the main room
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd504/TunnelMon/299064_10150477721409908_672764907_11148668_168979 0632_n.jpg

A smaller room attached to the main one
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd504/TunnelMon/299464_10150477747004908_672764907_11148851_128942 2665_n.jpg

Another room
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd504/TunnelMon/311679_10150477724809908_672764907_11148708_199613 3076_n.jpg

Some yellow cranes
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd504/TunnelMon/305041_10150477722614908_672764907_11148680_109794 5279_n.jpg

The biggest door we could find in the place - makes me wonder how they got the containers from the first shot into the premises
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd504/TunnelMon/308590_10150477746219908_672764907_11148842_160191 6466_n.jpg

The only stairs in the building
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd504/TunnelMon/314455_10150477725699908_672764907_11148723_487706 135_n.jpg

Rounded off with the most colourful factory wall i have ever seen in my life..
http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd504/TunnelMon/314410_10150477726559908_672764907_11148736_650952 866_n.jpg

Hope you enjoyed :D

[EDIT] I took drhowser's guess to google, and it turns out this is called John Booth's Engineering & Metal Treatment :D

P.S again, i hold no credit for the pics - taken by my friend but she doesnt seem to want to put the reports up so i hope she doesnt mind