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Report - Lydbrook cable works - Gloucester - May 09

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by evo_mad, May 27, 2009.

  1. evo_mad

    evo_mad Guest
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    Picture of a cable made by the Edison Swan cable company found HERE

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    Aerial photo of the Factory and surrounding business park.

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    I saw the visit HERE by clebby and decided to take a visit so, on a sunny afternoon, I found myself here with Hood_mad.

    After driving down to the area, we parked opposite and walked down to near the viaduct, past some lads who were having great fun driving golf balls through the windows of the factory. :banghead

    I had a look at the sign on the landing stage.

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    We got spooked at that point by walkers and made our way over the viaduct to have a look.

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    In the distance, we spotted something so we took a closer look and it was a relatively undamaged pillbox with behind it, a tunnel going into the hillside.

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    Checking torches, we entered the tunnel which for about 50 yards was flooded, with only rickety stepping stones keeping our feet dry until we gave up and just walked in the water.

    Walking out the other side into the warmth was a surprise, we didn't realise how cold the tunnel was.

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    Walking back through the tunnel to get back to the works, we counted 752 paces end to end, which is near enough 700 metres.

    After this, the coast was clear so we made our way over to the factory.

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    Once inside, we were presented with an awesome factory space.

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    Top level of the hopppers.

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    After looking inside the factory, we made our way outside.

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    Just after I took this photo, hood_mad spotted the guard hut with the light on. I snuck up to take a closer look and then all hell broke loose (or appeared to). A guard dog locked in the building with "reception" on it started barking at us and disturbed the guard in the hut. We sprinted through the factory floor and out the way we came. Once our breathing had returned to normal, we made our way round the perimiter fence back to the car. We will have to revisit this soon as, looking at the reports, there is so much we missed.

    Cheers for looking,

    Evo.
     

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