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Report - Metal Box Co. Ltd., Worcester - April 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by clebby, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. clebby

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    Metal Box Co. Ltd., Worcester.

    Initially visited with PopPunkJamie, but as my photos from that night were absolutely gash I returned with Miner Joe and a non-member shortly after.

    Some history:

    The factory was later taken over by Carnaud Metalbox and ultimately Crown Cork & Seal, who closed the factory down in July 2013 due to declining sales.

    I was both pleasantly surprised and quietly disappointed by this place. On the one hand there was far more machinery than I had expected, however inside the works are heavily modernised and feature virtually no original 1930s features. They're currently in the process of stripping it out and in the few days between my two visits they'd made noticeable progress, but I'd still recommend visiting if you're in the area. There were also loads of rooms in the basement full of junk that I didn't have time to sift through so maybe there's still hope!

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    The only two photos I managed to salvage from the first visit:

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    The basement was less modernised than the shop floor above it:

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    I don't have very attractive friends for fuck sake

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    Locker room: Most of the workers had vintage bintage adorning their lockers, one bloke had the pope.

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    Not a bad explore, as always made better by the top company. As I've said they are making headway with stripping the site so if you're going to visit, now's the time. Thanks for reading!
     
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  2. Els

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    Looks good mate
     
  3. wellingtonian

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    Looks like an ok mooch. Nice one mate :thumb
     
  4. PopPunkJamie

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    Decent set of photos mate, looks like you're getting the hang of that wide angle lens!
     
  5. Speed

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    Still looks interesting even tho its modern.. Think il miss the boat with it tho.. Not enough time!
     
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