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Report - Newcastle Quayside lead works - 4/11/07

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by xm657, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. xm657

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    Only thing I know about this place is that it was apparently a lead works but has been mostly demolished for a long time. There are a few Urbex reports about the laundry block that is one of only two parts remaining, but I found some interest bits of the other building which appears to have been involved in the production - but only after descenting the most dodgy spiral staircase in the world :eek:

    This is what it looked like in 1974:
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    And the sorry state its in today
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    This block is very chav'ed up as you'd expect with zero security.
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    The next block was more interesting
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    And then I found these totally knackered spiral stairs not actually secured to the wall anymore and repaired at some stage with a scaffolding pole as the central shaft. They looked like they'd collapse at any second but I took the risk and went down.

    It was worth it as I found this room with various pipeworks and stuff. The stairs went down a further level but next floor down was flooded with an evil looking filthy liquid as you'll see.

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    Yes I climbed down these and went back up and they nearly collapsed into the flooded floor below!
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    Finally a couple of random shots from the windows
    The Tyne and gateshead/redheugh bridge
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    And the Dunston Rocket which is in the news at the moment
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  2. IVIik

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    Re: Newcastle Quayside lead works - REPORT - 4/11/07

    Myself and numpty called in here last week.

    After a somewhat uninspiring walk around the buildings and the rest of site we came across the Petrol Pump.

    Behind the pump was a small room, with 2 rather cool oil tanks/pumps.
    We have never seen any pics of these on any other forum, so maybe this is their first outing.

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    Rear of Petrol Pump
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    Petrol Pump cover
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    Looking into the small room
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    Looking back
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    Oil Pumps
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    Apologies for the wonky pics - but I had to be careful where I was standing; there was a certain amount of man poop about.

    The rest of my pics are here
     
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