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Report - The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Tig, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Tig

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    After seeing this site from the train window I did a little research and found that it is indeed disused, and in need of exploration. I walked the perimeter last week and noted cameras and bulk security signage. And you know what that means. Yup, there is stuff worth looking at behind the high fencing.
    I planned to go today and arrived there mid afternoon, in the rain. Good for me I thought, putting the words fat, doughnut, rent-a-cop and the phrase chair 'shaped ass together' in a sentence, in my mind.

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    There are camera overlooking most of the open areas inside the fences, so I approached cautiously.

    I went past this one first as I walked up the street

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    And this is the second

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    The first time I was here I noted the angle these cameras were set at and planned my route to stay hidden. When I got right under cam 2 I saw it had moved and I had been in view all the time. I watched it and saw it was not following me (secca sleeping I guess)So I decided to go boldly ahead, and with the aid of a rake and a traffic cone I nipped over the wall, and found I was visible to another camera.

    Too bad, I half expected a car to arrive with two or three stroppy lads to biff me out but it did not happen.

    I wanted to go in here

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    But did not see an entrance.

    And the same with the big building, but that did not look as interesting anyway. Everything is boarded up and locked off.

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    And the adventurer is given warning, now I am really scared!!
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    SO this was my next target

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    It seems to have been office space backing onto a warehouse.

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    Most of this floor is just a big space open to the elements, and populated by pigeons. In fact there is a large colony of the birds here, many dead ones lying about and deep droppings.
    The further I went the more I saw.

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    I made my way through the building and eventually onto the roof, where I found the an elevator head plant room.

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    And although I was not expecting cross dressing, there was a tiny tranny in the corner!

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    And I got the rooftop air handling units as well.

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    And this hatch all but disappeared

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    And then.......my camera battery went flat. :eek:

    So I continued back down and moved toward the second part of the building, what I found to be the warehouse part. I saw that the doors had all been locked off and I could not get through. But I found a hole I could squeeze through and then as I walked further into the building I found that I was coming upon much more interesting rooms. There were still lots of birds, but there was water now, and ferns and even small trees were flourishing indoors.
    I spent about two hours trawling about overall I think, I was not paying attention really. And the only part that was somewhat concerning was as I was making my way out I heard someone with a loudspeaker or megaphone outside. I assumed that I had been seen and that they were trying to flush me out. So I waited and scoped the area. I did not see anybody or any car outside, so I waited. When it seemed safe I left the building and made my way out.

    So, this site is a bit tricky to get into. It is exposed and there are at least five cameras that I saw. There are busy premisses over the street overlooking a large bare yard you need to cross. There is a tower block overlooking the side courtyard as well as a camera overlooking the car-park to the rear.

    I went in on the bank holiday, hopefully when everybody still had a hangover from last night and would not bother me.

    I came home filthy and wet, but I got a few good shots off and had fun.
     

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