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Report - Spiller's Millennium Mills - 12th April 2013.

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Gentle step, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Gentle step

    Gentle step 28DL Full Member
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    Hi guys,

    This will be my first report ever so hope I get it right ;)

    This site caught my eye from seeing other's photos and thinking "I'd love some shots here"...so the obsession begun.

    I know it's been done so many times and as a result, won't put too much history in my report.


    Founded in 1829 and Situated in West Silvertown, London - Spiller's Millennium mills is a derelict flour factory that in it's day, produced 100 sacks of flour per hour. 10 stories tall, it would produce and distrobute flour to london markets and sellers. It was partly destroyed in 1917 in the Silvertown explosion from the old explosives factory just 100 yards from Spiller's.


    After some very thorough research into the site, Big Bro and I set a date and time to be 12-4-13 at 4.30am.

    Initial research was in forums, emails, google (including streetmap) and also a visit to the site itself in which we received all the information necessary to make our decisions. Entrance to the site was at 5am after a 30 minute, rather challenging entrance. Unfortunately for me, this involved a small 2nd degree friction burn to my middle finger (which made the entrance even harder!).

    Luckily for us, a previous reccon mission gave us confidence that we would not see a secca for a while after our entrance.

    Anyhow, we eventually managed to get in and had a quick bearings check and obligatory congratulations for our successful entry and of course, a quick check to see the extent of my burn before heading up to the roof.

    Sun was just about to rise and I was conscious of being in place ready to set up my money shot for the sunrise through the windows.

    After a quick check up top to watch the initial sun rising and enjoy the view, we made our way downstairs to sort out a few shots.

    We wandered round looking at the various rooms and original features of the mill before heading outside and upstairs the rusty stairs...

    ...Big bro wandered up whilst I stood underneath to take a photo of him stepping over a missing step. This proved to be a bad decision as the step he walked onto was to frail and fell, half a second later and I would have had a VERY sore head. Luckily for me, I saw it through the camera and managed to make a quick escape from the step of death!

    After many photos and seeing all of the rooms & floors, had a heart racing moment when we thought we were spotted by a secca - we left the site at 9.30am straight after the rounds of Mr. Secca.

    Thoroughly enjoyable morning (minus the burns) and would definitely recommend.

    Hope you enjoy my shots & thanks for reading.














    #1 Gentle step, Apr 13, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2013

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