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Report - Wadkin machinery, Leicester - July 2014 (Pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Southside UE, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Southside UE

    Southside UE 28DL Regular User
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    History
    In 1897 John Wadkin founded the company alongside his brother in law Mr W Jarvis. The company was formed following an idea to invent a machine that would be so versatile that it could carry out operations that were originally done by hand. John Wadkin titled this machine, "a pattern milling machine" The partnership was not successful and Mr Wadkin eventually left the company. Mr Jarvis then acquired the help of Mr Wallace Goddard with the intention to expand the business. Mr Jarvis became acquainted with a Greek gentleman by the name of Ionades who invented an advanced carburettor. General Motors in the US confirmed that they were interested and invited Mr Jarvis for a meeting to discuss, which led to Mr Jarvis booking a place on the Titanic as a means of travel and the disastrous result that he went down with the ill-fated liner.

    This left Mr Wallace Goddard with a business in Leicester and no-one to run it. Luckily he had a son that took charge and this continued until 1927 when Mr J Wallace passed away. The 1914-1918 war saw the Government ask Wadkin for help to develop a machine that could turn out wooden propellers for the R.A.F. at a high-speed rate. After the war the demand for woodworking machinery was at a tremendous upsurge. Throughout the 1930's Wadkin extended their range and entered the high technology market and began making larger, high production woodworking machines such as moulders and double ender machines.

    From the 1990's Wadkin recognised the need to develop back up service support to its machine customers, and developed a nationwide network of engineers in developing its customer response team, which still stands today offering support 365 days a year. In 2010 following the liquidation of Wadkin Limited, the intellectual propert rights were purchased by Nottingham based woodworking machinery distributors and manufacturers A L Dalton Ltd. This move brought together two long established woodworking machinery suppliers who have traded with each other for over 50 years and accumulated over 200 years experience in the industry between them. Today Wadkin continues to offer woodworking machines and specalist services to the woodworking sector from its new home in Nottingham, including new machine manufacture, spare parts, tooling and training.

    The explore
    Took a trip up to leicester with The lone shadow and Unplugged, this was the second location of the day,
    Even though its stripped bare this location is a great explore, with different areas dotted around it has a certain charm to it,
    doors are locked and screwed shut in places making it hard to access everywhere,
    however most of the building is doable and in a good condition,
    luckily we saw all we wanted to before finding the secca office inside the main building,
    and then triggering pir's meant it was time to leave, alot faster than we got in.. :p:

    A great day with great company,

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    Thanks for looking. :)
     

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  2. The Lone Shadow

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    Great report matey! It was a quality explore. All the stealth methods and difficult entrance made for an entertaining explore. The funniest part was me jokingly pressing the cargo door button to see if it still worked - And then BANG BANG BANG!! As it loudly retracted upwards almost giving away our position.

    The Lone Shadow
     
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    Awesome shots.

    Was good fun that. Those lights scared the s***e out of me as they usually take too long to warm up to be put on PIRs :D

    I bet we went as white as the Pikey at Corah
     
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    Nice pictures mate :thumb
    We were here a few weeks back, gaining access was interesting. Did you manage to get into the locked parts?
     
  5. Southside UE

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    Thanks for the comments,
    have a few memorable moments from this trip, LS opening the noisiest ever shutters and finding the door next to them unlocked on our way back,
    Almost going scuba diving in the basement, that was waist deep down there and quite dark id advise a torch,
    atleast i didnt get covered in dye here, or bump into pikeys, and secca dont seem to be too on the ball here he was enjoying a film from the sounds of it. :laugh

    @matt inked we got thru to some of the locked parts but a fair few places eluded us. would go back here again i think
     
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    Good report that. When i went never saw secca but managed to trip the alarm and like you got out a hell of a lot faster than i got in.
     
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    Don't forget LS taking a artistic shot of a Diet Coke bottle with full power flash just as someone drove past the heavily exposed window ;)
     
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    Good report and great photos, SA :)
     
  9. Southside UE

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    thanks dave, secca were in the room behind double doors u can see to the right of pic 15. always fun getting out in a panic isnt it :D
     
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    Thank you very much IM :)
     
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    Unplugged>> Theres not a single time that I have been for an explore with you and not had to make a hasty exit due to either police or security chasing us off, lol. :laugh

    The Lone Shadow
     
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    Great stuff SA :)
    Was the security Bert still watching tennis ? :)
     
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    Cheers mate, secca sounded quite relaxed and into a movie :popcorn how they dont hear anything I will never know
     
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    Nice one fella the tips were very useful, was happy to get this ticked off :D
     
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    Nice report, place looks great, my nifty fifty would have a field day with all those items in the first aid room for instance!

    Definitely wouldn't mind looking at this sometime mate.
     
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