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Report - Richard Robers Jerseyware, Hinckley

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dweeb, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. dweeb

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    Richard Roberts was a huge company with two factories in Hinckley, 2 in Leicester and one in Loughborough. The factory has been in RR's hands since the 50's but is much older, and once belonged to another hosiery company.

    I have wanted to get in here since before I ever knew what Urban Exploration was! I was driving through Hinckley the other day and was shocked to see demolition under way! Access was comedy, and I was pleased to see much was still intact. The front building looks huge but is infact one story high... the clock is in mid air round the back!

    The two chimneys are a landmark in Hinckley. Every hosiery factory had a pair. I have seen two pairs disappear in my memory... and I'm sure they will be all gone eventually. At their base is a fine pair of Cradley steampacket boilers, decades old.

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    A wooden watertank... I would wager making those is a dying trade!
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    Another 'Cradley Steampacket' boiler ( the same manufacturer as the ones in J.N.Miller mill in W'hampton)
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    Can somebody tell me why sprinkler heads were kept in such an elaborate box??!
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    Signed by the managers the day the factory started in the 1950's. I'm glad they are probably long gone now and cant see it like this...
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    Old 'Programmes' for primitave computer operated knitting machines.
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    I'd always hoped to see the workings of this... in fact I owe most of my famous love of clocks to it, only to find it cant be seen without a large ladder! The top 6 foot of the building is just a false facade!
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