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Report - Water Eaton Grain Silo, Oxfordshire, October 2011.

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by SparkyGirl, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. SparkyGirl

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    I accept this is not a new place to be explored at all, but it was my first explore, done spontaneously.

    A friend and I went at the crack of dawn and watched the sunrise from the roof, the view is wonderful.

    After 30 years of disuse, there's a hell of a lot of pigeon poop and graffiti! To my knowledge, the fire service have been called out to two fire calls since then, both on the lower floors.

    I have to say the most impressive thing about this explore was the enormity of the silos themselves, running the whole height of the building. We dropped a small pebble into one, and a lengthy six seconds later we heard the clunk!

    I wish to return, this time with a tripod (schoolgirl error!), and perhaps a flash head. Hope this is a decent first report!

    Find more pictures from this visit at
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssillmanphotography/sets/72157627843822118/with/6222140027/

    -SG.

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    The Park & Ride below us, from the roof, the pools of light were nice, just before sunrise.

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    The offices have been closed off from the main building, but are accessible, as was this space.

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    The front of the building. A lot of rubble!

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    Found this piece of machinery, removed from the main unit on that floor.

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    Taken from the ground floor, looking upwards right through to the top floor.

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    My friend, in front of the building. It really looms over the area.

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    You can see the holes in the floor above the silos themselves. Unnerving if you don't like the idea of standing on top of a big hole!
     
    #1 SparkyGirl, Oct 9, 2011
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