1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Pilkington Glass - Doncaster - Feb 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by GeoVdub, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. GeoVdub

    GeoVdub 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    1
    Had a look round this place with 02E, SammyDoubleWhammy and Clough. Cheers JST for giving us the heads up on this place.

    Pilkington Glass, Doncaster site.

    'Pilkington plc originated in 1826 as the St. Helens Crown Glass Company, founded with the technical knowledge and ability of John William Bell and capital from three of the most influential local families, the Bromilows, the Greenalls and the Pilkingtons. William Pilkington was one of the original shareholders, and he was later joined by his elder brother Richard.'


    More info and extensive history on Pilkingtons can be found HERE

    Basically, due to massive modernisation in the glass industry, this place lowered it's capacity massively over the course of about 20 years, finally ceasing production in 2008.

    It's a really big site, way better than I expected and with plenty of stuff still remaining to take lovely photos of.

    A few of my pictures:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Full set on Flickr : HERE
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in