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Report - Thamesteel - Sheerness - April 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Els, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Els

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    This is a fantastic site and I would urge anyone to get there before it's gone. Easily the most intact industrial site I've seen since Pyestock and pretty vast at that. We spent a good few hours wondering the site and I would think I could go again for another good few hours and come away with a totally different set of pictures.

    Thamesteel closed around 2012 after collapsing into administration. It was previously a foundry and rolling mill and had been established around 1972. Some of the site looks to have contained some of the original plant along with primitive, electro-mechanical control rooms but other areas looked more modern with closed circuit process monitoring tv and computers in the control rooms. There has been some talk about re-opening the site and, although the place looks like the workers have just downed tools and gone for a fag, I would have to say it looks just this side of too far gone to be economical to reinstate. In one area there had also been a huge roof collapse that looks to me to be very expensive to sort out.

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  2. Miss Mayhem

    Miss Mayhem 28DL Regular User
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    That is amazing and so fascinating as well ,
    Especially with all the machinery ,
    Your shots are stunning :thumb
     
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    Real nice, i've been putting this off for waaaay to long, should really got down there and take a look for myself.
     
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    Would love to see this but not having transport and the distance away probably means it won't happen. Great pics fella!
     
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    Aye, The Ghosts of Industry past ...:(

    But always glad to see this place :D Good pics ! :thumb
     
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    Hey, thanks for comments netizens :D
     
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    Good selection of shots,the place really is bloody massive and plenty to see :thumb
     
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    Nicely done mate :thumb

    As you say it"s certainly an impressive place (UK) and a B@stard to try and light paint ;)

    The area where the roof collapse happened is where i was stood taking pics 10 minutes before the gales i had that day brought the roof down. Sounded like a 500LB bomb going off . And had to stick the mask back on for the dust cloud. Secca never even walked down to see what had happened WTF?

    It was that bad the Overhead crane gantries were moving with the wind so it"s no surprise something failed .
     
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    This looks like a fantastic place for a mooch, industrial heaven..cool shots :thumb
     
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    Nice one ELS, sure is a great mooch :)
     
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