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Report - Millennium Mills, Royal Victoria Dock, London - November 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by jcreedy, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. jcreedy

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    Sorry that this report is a bit after the actual visit. Just got round to posting it.

    This was my second visit, and I managed to cover all of the bits that I hadn't in the first. Access was a lot tougher than the first visit though, which was a walk in the park in comparison.

    We got a bit blasé on the way out, and were standing around casually doing some exterior shots when a secca car sped into the forecourt. Our three rabbits in headlights dashed towards the bushes, but in doing so, ran straight across the road in front of the car which had drove around the other side of the wall.

    We made it to the bushes, but gave ourselves up. I guess getting busted meant being escorted out of the site through the main gate, but getting caught for the first time grated a bit. I wish I'd had my GoPro on me, as the way in which we'd tried to escape would have been comedy gold. The guys leading us out were ok, and after the asbestos lecture/police threat we had a bit of a laugh with them.


    A bit of history from wiki: The Millennium Mills is a derelict turn of 20th century flour mill in West Silvertown on the south side of the Royal Victoria Dock, between the Thames Barrier and the ExCel exhibition centre alongside the newly built Britannia village, in Newham, London, England. Along with Millennium Mills, there remains a small section of the now destroyed Rank Hovis Premier Mill and a restored grade II listed grain silo, labelled the ‘D’ silo.

    Described as a "decaying industrial anachronism standing defiant and alone in the surrounding subtopia", the Millennium Mills has become a well-loved icon of post-industrial Britain and has made its way into many aspects of popular culture, being used as a backdrop in films and television shows such as Ashes to Ashes and Derek Jarman's The Last of England. Millennium Mills is also a destination for Urban Explorers despite high security, dangers of structural weakness, ten-storey drops and asbestos, and there are many reports and internal photos of the site.

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  2. zombizza

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    Very nice. I don't remember a lot of this. Is this the rank hovis part?
     
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    Always like looking at this place:thumb
     
  4. jcreedy

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    Yeah, it's just the Rank Hovis building. My other report is here.
     
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    Looks great. I was always told it was rubbish in there so didn't go. Looks pretty good to me
     
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    Good photos them, better than the iPhone pics I took of this place. Like three or four visits and never used an SLR... Not my best decision ever but hey ho :D
     
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    looks decent that nice one
     
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    We were far too busy to take photos in there.
     
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