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Report - Volcrepe Mill Revisit, B+W, Glossop 2011.

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by NickUk, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. NickUk

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    Last time I hit up Volcrepe Mill in Glossop, due to circumstances, I only explored one half of the mill. So today, me and my old mate Skrillx headed up to Glossop to sort out some unfinished business with the site...

    It didn't take us very long to get in, nor did it take the group of youngsters that we found very long either.

    Anyway, I had a crackin' afternoon and i hope Skrillx did too! Big up man.

    Some history, knicked off the net...



    Volcrepe Ltd. was formed in 1931 and started its beginnings manufacturing rubber soles for footwear. In its later years it began producing specialist equipment to the Ministry Of Defence including Gas Masks for horses and the Home Guard as well as radio equipment.

    In the 1950s the company whilst still producing footwear soling concentrated its efforts into cellular rubbers which it pioneered.

    The company then produced rubbers for the aviation industry, oil, automobile, domestic and communications industries also.

    The company closed down in 2002, to merge with another company, St Albans Rubber.

    Volcrepe is split over in two sections with a road dividing it. The only connecting point is a small walkway high above the road with the company logo proudly painted on it; although now some what faded and decayed.

    I will let the pictures, taken by myself and Skrillx, do the rest.


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    Thanks for looking,

    Nick.
     

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