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Report - John Summers & Sons, Shotton, December 2011.

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by NickUk, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. NickUk

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    I headed into Manchester early one morning to meet a strange young man. He can be found riding a pink bicycle around Manchester City Centre and he near always wears a hat. This man tends to use old film camera's and pulls some awesome photographs from pretty much everywhere he ventures. He, In all fairness, is a fucking noob.

    Anyway, enough of that bullshit, Me and Gone cranked the sub up and headed south... Then west. We passed through McDonald's drive thru's, BP garage's, Chester, Loggerhead's and came to a halt in Ruthin.
    We then began to walk through the wet forest towards and old Hospital. Pool Parc i think it's called :crazy


    Anyway, Pool Parc is shit so we headed off for moar food and headed back towards England.

    Gone suggested we looked at "That place speed's done in Deeside" So off we went.

    Several climbs, jumps and fuck knows what else and we're walking around this, rather fucked and pellet riddled, admin building of John Summer's & Son's, the clocktower being our first target...

    History from wiki -

    John Summers & Sons Ltd was a major United Kingdom iron and steel producer, latterly based at Shotton, Flintshire. The company was absorbed into British Steel in 1967; British Steel became Corus in 1999 and this company was taken over by Tata Steel in 2007.
    The founder, John Summers, was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1822. While working as a clogger, he visited the Great Exhibition in 1851, where he bought a nail making machine, and commenced making nails with which to fasten the iron strips on to the soles of clogs. In 1852, Summers moved into Sandy Bank Iron Forge at Stalybridge, where he successfully concentrated on the production of clog irons and nails. He then purchased land near the forge, and built a new ironworks, known as the Globe Works.
    John Summers died on 10 April 1876, at the age of 54. Three of his sons, James, John and Alfred, carried on the business, and they were joined by another brother, Henry Hall Summers in 1869. Space for expansion at the Globe Works having been exhausted, the firm opened the Hawarden Bridge Steelworks at Shotton in 1896.
    In 1898 the firm became a Private Limited Company and in 1908, on completion of new offices, the headquarters were transferred to Shotton. By 1909 the company was the largest manufacturer of galvanized steel in the country, and probably the largest manufacturer of steel nail strips and sheets.
    In 1919 the Wolverhampton Corrugated Iron Company at Ellesmere Port was taken over. John Summers & Sons also bought the Castle Fire Brick company in Buckley and the next year took over the Shelton Iron, Steel and Coal Company of Stoke-on-Trent. This company was Shotton's supplier of pig iron, a very scarce item at the time and this acquisition meant that the company had become very largely self-contained and self-sufficient.
    John Summers & Sons Ltd was nationalised in 1951, becoming part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain, was denationalised shortly afterwards, and renationalised in 1967.

    Anyway, Pictures...









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