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Report (Permission Visit) Ogdens Tobacco Liverpool - Jan 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Camera Shy, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
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    Visited with @host who managed to sweet talk the right people into allowing a permission visit, glad we did it this way for a change as it is covered in camera's and pir's.
    I have put it in NP purely out of respect for them who let us have a wander as I think they would be pissed if it went too public. Host did all the groundwork on this, but he's allergic to doing reports these days so here is some images of the place.

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    Ogden's Tobacco Company was founded by Thomas Ogden in 1860 when he opened a small retail shop in Park Lane, Liverpool. Within a short time he had established several branches throughout the city and in six years his own factory in St James' Street.
    In 1870 additional premises were acquired in Cornwallis Street and by 1890 Ogden's had six factories in Liverpool. The present factory at Boundary Lane was built in 1899 and all operations were concentrated at this site when it opened in 1901.

    The former Ogden’s office building on Boundary Lane dates from between 1899-1901 and is believed to have been designed by the company architect Henry Hartley. It includes a clock tower with spire that acts as a landmark within the local community.

    At one point it had over 2,500 employers but had less than 200 when Imperial Tobacco ceased operations at the factory which closed March 2007 when production was moved to other UK plants.​


    Undoubtedly the icing on this particular cake is the pair of 430 horsepower inverted vertical compound steam engines built 1923 by Browett, lindley of Patricroft. These were stopped by 1974 but remained on standby in to the 1990s.


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    Associated controls and boiler house were pretty sweet too.

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    Moving to the manufacturing floors, still with the smell of pipe tobacco in places....

    St Bruno pipe tobacco was first marketed by Thomas Ogden in 1896.
    In 1996 its centenary year it had a market share of 23 per cent and sales of 235 tonnes a year.

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  2. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
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    Some of the building is used for airsoft.....

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    The onsite social club was still in one piece although not as dated and interesting as we had hoped...


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  3. Lavino

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    I remember we tried this a few months back. Got to the corridor thinks it's your picture 5 and got ambushed by the airsoft swat team.
     
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    Very nice mate.
     
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    Very nice and an Arc Rectifier in there :thumb
     
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  6. Speed

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    About time you got these up :)
     
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    Wow, incredibly intact!

    A clock and a rectifier = epic :)
     
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    That is nice is that, very nice indeed!
     
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    100% splendid and tremendous.
     
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    Amazing, really nice to see such an indulgent piece of industry in such good nick. Beautiful photography too.
     
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    Was only talking about this place the other week. Top work!
     
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    Top notch report mate, sorry for been such a lazy git getting reports up. Better that one does it than non..Mostly gone now i understand.
     
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  13. Mr Beady

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    smashing. Always nice to get permission for places like this
     
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    Really nice mate, so much stuff and check that roof on the social club, cheers for sharing it.
     
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    Yorrick 28DL Regular User
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    Stunning as always mate. That rectifier :thumb

    @host Please? Pretty please with a special internet cherry on top can we see yours?
     
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