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Report - Lafarge Cement Works, Westbury, June 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Maniac, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Maniac

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    This was another part of the recent roadtrip myself, Muffie and Frosty have been on. Thanks to Clebby for suggesting this to us, we didn't know it was in the area. :thumb

    Partially live still, we accidently ran into the live section without realising it. How the guy driving the forklift we were in clear view of didn't see us I'll never know.

    The Works is still used as a distribution centre, the equipment in the silos seems very much active as does the railway siding. The cement production facilities however have been idle now for more than a year, and are practically decomissioned now - asides from the odd light on here and there, most of the rest of the power is now off. However there's still a few panels buzzing away to themselves.

    A great explore, spent several hours here and we still know we missed bits.

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    11. British engineering at it's best. If it can't be fixed, wrap it in PVC tape - that usually does the trick! :thumb
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    Thanks for Looking,

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  2. Frosty

    Frosty 28DL Regular User
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    Re: Lafarge Cement Works, Westbury, Dec 09

    This was a truely awesome site, so nice to have a mooch around!

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    Self Portrait...lol

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    Thanks for looking,

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  3. Collingwood

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    Re: Lafarge Cement Works, Westbury, Dec 09

    Nice, I popped back on weds , to make the most of the better lighting in the evening.
    It's a stunning place, not sure how long the live bit will remain live though, as all the cement I saw there was 3 months out of date!

    Apparently the site has been sold to a developer, who is going to flatten it, and build a hotel/sports complex?:crazy

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    To give an idea of size of that cog below, yes that's a truck tyre next to it!

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