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Report - Purfleet Sea Wall Industrial Sites - Dec 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by xiamyou, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. xiamyou

    xiamyou 28DL Full Member
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    Hey guy, today I went to Purfleet to exsplore the industrial sites along the sea wall and was disapointed. We went to 3 sites; the first one was an abandoned dock. I'm not sure what it orignal purpose was and how old it was. The next next place as a old WW2 out post i believe. Their was a English electrics sticker that dated 1947. The last one was a bridge that connected the old paper mill to another site over the train tracks.

    Site one, Abandoned Dock
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    View of the dock

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    Followed a path over some rotten wood for some heart stopping fun

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    One of the little building on the dock.

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    We found a ladder which took us under the dock, the whole thing was creaking and rusty as hell.

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    Pretty photo of some of the old electric system. some part of the dock were gated off. you could get round them but if you slip you'll have to swim back to shore.

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    A tunnel which went under the dock. it was full of pigeons and their poop so we didnt stay around for long.

    Site Two, WW2 Station Dock

    This was a conrete platform connected to the sea wall. It had a couple of little building and had been striped of almost all metal. not 100% sure on it original use.

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    Inside one of the buildings, people have been stripping cables for the copper here. (the thurrock way)

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    another building which a weird machine in it. looked pretty cool though.

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    Stairs down to the water.

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    View from the bottom of the stairs

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    Another little building.

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    Sticker from one of the electric boxes.

    Site Three
    Thames board mill site a the bridge that connected it to the paper mill.

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    Inside the only building on the site.

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    Old sign

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    The bridge over the rail way

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    Inside the bridge

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    View from the bridge

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    Old sign

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    View of the railway lines

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    Where the bridge used to take you into the paper mill

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    climbing down from the bridge

    All together the day was pretty good. Got some cool photos and see some cool sights!
     

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