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Report - Lafarge Aggregates - Coventry Ready Mix Plant

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Goldeeno, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. Goldeeno

    Goldeeno Guest
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    Well had me dinner, and as it was such a nice night, i decided to take a drive down here, after hours, to hopefully catch a few shots.
    This place although small is a nice spot, next to a nature reserve, its got a tower, and mixing unit, and a long conveyor. I didnt really know what to find, probably a load of locked doors, i couldnt have been more wrong!

    On my way down to the site.
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    The Externals
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    As soon as i saw the silo, i knew this was gonna be my first High Shoot, i just had to get up there. The ladder on the side shown, you cant get up or rather, its a bit risky. So i thought my visit was going to be tainted.
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    So i wondered around the outside looking for other stuff.
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    Then looking around i noticed that there were a set of stairs running along side the converyor upto the hoppers. It was a bit scary ill admit, being able to see through the steps all the way up, i guess its about 40ft. I havent done much to do with heights. But worth the climb.
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    Conveyor Controls
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    My fav photo i took of the night..
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    And the view from the top.
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    I love H+S signs, the wording, is comical.
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    I noticed the door to the bottom of the main tower were wide open... so in i went, and there was a maze of ladders and gangways, with another converyor running up the middle to the drop shoots.
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    And then to my joy, i saw a ladder leading to the sky. :D
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    Once on the roof, there was some stair leading to the hoppers at the end or the conveyor, and some steps leading up onto the top of the silo. Awesome.
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    Whats a spade doing up here??
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    And to top it all off, as the sun was going down, a chance to take some amazing sunset shots. 1 towards Baginton, and the other accross the Brandon Nature Reserve.
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    An Awesome trip, my best and fav yet!

    Thanks for looking.

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