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Report - Garnetts Cabinet Works, Warrington. July 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by ACID- REFLUX, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Garnetts was a well respected firm of cabinet makers in Warrington. Robert Garnett was born on June 6th in Penketh, Warrington and died on April 9th 1903 at Hall Nook, Penketh. Garnett had been a generous benefactor to many Churches in the surrounding area throughout his life.

    The site has been a familiar site in Warrington for generations, with it"s distinction Italian designed Water tower which indeed does state Founded 1824, Built 1906 actually set in stone on the Tower.

    Visited with Telf, Will Knot & Urblex. Top lads.The first of 3 locations on a very busy day with unbearable temperatures both inside & out. It was quite funny looking at the state we were in during the explores But not as funny as Telfs recce in front of some store staff having a sly smoke.

    There is a shortage of reports on the Works, probably due the the enforcement order Warrington Council made on it"s owners CAPA of Glasgow (now CPS) to Secure the works to prevent access & possible liability under the Public Health Act 1936 ....(Ironic for us )

    Obviously this has prevented access but also has extended it"s life somewhat, with that said the Building is due for Demo/ conversion in the near future It"s future is still undecided with the original plans for a car Park being denied.

    Access ....all i will say is it reminded me of Tomb Raider 1 on the PS1 very funny indeed, especially my fellow explorers expressions. Inside one third of the Works has wooden flooring which is a Death Trap in no uncertain terms, lots of sections completely rotten or missing while the remaining seems to be mostly made of Jelly :D Which is a little daunting when you walk backwards to get stuff in shot.

    The Basement areas are still bricked up, so we missed out on the Furnace etc & underground War shelters.

    Pretty trashed as you would expect, according to reports on the NET mostly from the usual suspects and the so called Wolf Pack.......who obviously were neither good "Graff" artists (Which is an offence to most 6month old kids with a Crayon ) or have an ability to spell
    Good time was had by all, apart from me & Will dragging our feet, to the annoyance of Daddy Telf :D sorry mate it was Wills fault :)

    I"m going to put a separate report up on the Water Tower as i understand it"s not been done for ages......and i"m not surprised.

    All pics are "RAW" just mostly added some shadow detail and clicked back some of the severe highlights due to the intense "SUN" which made some shots challenging .....for me,

    Top lads & good times

    Enjoy.....or not :)

    Sorry it"s pic heavy and that"s after a severe cull.

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  2. Telf

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    Great write up, and one of the best set of pics to come out of garnetts :thumb
    You do deserve a massive thumbs up for getting up that water tower, and cheers for a good day even though you do f**k about with your photography whilst out! I felt like hanging myself at one point I was that bored waiting for you and will. Lololol :D
     
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    Very nice this! I fancy a look
     
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    Hey, this is a nice report mate :)
    Liking the processing..........great pics :thumb

    Good day out.....again :D But we need it tho' as you take for fookin' ever!!! :crazy

    Top result, especially gettin' to the top of that tower :cool
     
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    Despite it's trashed apperance i really fancy this place, funny i was taking about this place today and getting busted. The police thought i had a sword…tripod…really nice report and well shot too.
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers mate :)

    I just took longer to take my pics because the floor areas that i went on were so flexible it kept bouncing the tripod, plus Will always walked into shot :banghead so i had to wait for him to move :tumbleweed

    And as a parent you should have patience ;)

    As for the Tower i only went up for a page 3 shot :D

    If i"d have known the risk especially at my age i may not have done it....i blame the Heat Stroke :)
     
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    Cheers mate, sounds very much like Pot calling Kettle though :D

    Just a good job you didn"t come with me later on.......now that was time consuming and painful :banghead

    Till next time :)
     
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    Cheers mate, i thought you might :)

    Maybe you"ll hang around for a chat next time ;)
     
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    Cheers mate :)

    I did think we were gonna get busted quite a few times, as Police sirens are like Pigeons in Warrington it seems :eek:
     
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    Welcome to warrington where dreams are made, lololol
     
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    didn't think this place was still doable. Looks alright and your pics are fabulous.

    Nice one.
     
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    Already been said but great pics/report mate. Did like the tomb raider access :) sometimes when its too easy it feels like you've 'cheated' if you know what i mean, thanks for letting me tag along guys really enjoyed it :thumb
     
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    Cheers mate appreciate it and return PM sent :)

    Deffo" do-able even for an old lad like me ;)
     
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    Cheers mate :)

    I"m too old for being a contortionist especially after that Tower climb, i won"t mention my Shoulder injury ....more than twice lol

    Hopefully see you & Ferox tomorrow mate
     
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    I didn't think it was easy until we had a pop at it, my hometown too! I'd wanted to do this one since 2012.. Good things come to those who wait n that :D
     
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