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Report - HF6 Industrial Site - Belgium - March 2014

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by TrevBish, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. TrevBish

    TrevBish www.TrevBish.co.uk
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    We done the sister site of this last month so we decided to go back and do the other one. Very similar to the others around Belgium. This blast furnace is huge!
    The area this place has been built, is well a shit hole! You feel very un-safe walking the streets that back onto the fence line of this place!

    HF6 steel industry dates back to 1817 when industrialist John Cockerill established the first metallurgical company here. Surviving blast furnace no.6 was built in 1959 and was active until 2008. Despite of several promises the plant has never been restarted.

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  2. soylent green

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    Looks like a great site mate! You must of spend hours in there! :)
     
  3. Camera Shy

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    Marvellous
     
  4. Boba Low

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    You reckon they built it in a shithole?

    Or, possibly, the decline of the steel industry has affected the whole area, much like our dear beloved steel towns over here.
     
  5. TrevBish

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    Yeah thats a point! My bad! Didn't think of that at the time of writing. It was probably a really nice area. Then they make everyone redundant and it changes as people move away.
     
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    nice work!

    re. the shithole thing, take a look round the old steelworks towns/cities in the usa..........

    I've only seen Cleveland and Akron, but that gave me the general idea!!
     
  8. johnsalomon

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    Dammit, we so utterly failed to get into this place the last time we were around - nice one. It's on the list for our next trip...
     
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