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Report - Pilkington Glass, Doncaster - April 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Session9, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Session9

    Session9 A life backwards
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    History
    Pilkington Glass was established in St Helens, Merseyside in 1826. The Doncaster site was opened in 1922 at its canalside location in Kirk Sandall. Pilkingtons had a large workforce and the small village of Kirk Sandall grew to provide housing for the workers. There was even a pub nearby named "The Glassmaker" (now rebuilt and re-named "The Glasshouse").
    The site eventually ceased production in 2008.

    The explore
    It was long overdue to visit this much trodden derp, so we pointed the car at one of South Yorkshire's finest. The mooch did not disappoint, there was the industrial history brought to us on a massive scale, BUT WAIT!... as life long enthusiasts of creosote we were transported to a better world. All around us stood thousands of railway sleepers oozing their heady aroma, made stronger by the spring sunshine - magic!! :).
    Anyway, on with the report!

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    Thanks for looking :)
     

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  2. Miss Mayhem

    Miss Mayhem 28DL Regular User
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    Amazing photos, I love the shot through the broken glass,
    Cheers for sharing :thumb
     
  3. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Great report and pics :D Thanks for postin' :thumb
     
  4. Lancashire lad

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    great report loving the piks looks a top explore
     
  5. mintyboynhotlegs

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    Me and the Good Lady do have to get ourselves up there its so local to us
     
  6. host

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    Very nice report, i loved it here…shot 7 looks like some one has left a camera and tripod behind….
     
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