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Report - Hill Evans & Co, Vinegar Works,Worcester 21/01/09

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by A man called Martyn, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. A man called Martyn

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    William Hill and Edward Evans founded their business in Worcester back in 1830. The company they formed became Hill Evans & Co which subsequently
    accquired a six acre site in Worcester.It was at this site the factory was built and was producing some of the finest vinegar in england.The business operated until 1965 when it closed down.A number of buildings from the days of the Vinegar works still stand on the site, Some in use by other factories other ones sitting empty.The most impressive building on the site is known as the 'Great Filling Hall' which was built in the 1850s.
    As the factory expanded it was found that a link to the railway would be needed.Which required new powers to be used that were contained in The Worcester Railways Act,1870.This act of Parliament allowed the Company at their expense to extend the existing branch line that had one time served The Worcester engine works.Today a small engineering company makes use of the 'great filling hall', But they are due to leave the site shortly as it is being taken over by the TA which may help breath some life back into the site.
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    Think this may have being an office building connected to the vinegar works. Just did not have time to check it out.
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    At one time railway wagons would have entered the great hall via this route.There was also a small hatch that allows access to the cellar.I was informed that no one has being down there for years.
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    Information Sourced from 'Memory Lane' Worcester Evening News 8/4/1986
     
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    Re: Hill,Evans & Co, Vinegar Works,Worcester 21/01/09

    Due to the impending redevelopment of the site for an asda supermarket.Work is being undertaken to clear the cellars.This also allowed for much easier access.first visited with Dystopia on 28/3/09.Then made a return trip with Bubblehead on 29/3/09 as his bad boy torches would shed some light on the gloom.for a bit more information on Hill,Evans & Company.
    http://www.worcestercitymuseums.org.uk/mag/spirit/spsauce.htm
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