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Report - ABM Pauls Lincolnshire 11/2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Oldskool, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Oldskool

    Oldskool Guest

    Visited with Bugsuperstar and zero81.

    A really nice mooch and hassle free.

    The ABM Pauls malt kiln stands at around 120ft, the owners contracted Mitchells of Grimsby to build the American design, a maltings like none seen in Europe
    construction began in 1949 and replaced the old maltings, which were built around 1870 and destroyed by German bombs in 1940
    The new site had to be where its predecessor stood to qualify for war compensation, It took two years to finish the project, with post-war cement rationing slowing down the process.


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    As they neared completion of the tower, fire and ambulance crews had to rescue a workman who fell from scaffolding onto the roof. They strapped him to a stretcher and lowered him vertically on ropes down the inside of the building.

    The production section was finished for malting to begin in 1952



    On completion the finished building was substantially bigger than owners Gilstrap Earp had originally envisaged, due to a transatlantic misunderstanding concerning American and British ideas of the trade measure for malt.The figures used by the designers gave the firm so much extra capacity that it was able to increase production from 9385 tonnes in 1953 to nearly 14000 in 1960 without adding to the building.

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    More silos were added in 1972 and computerisation was introduced in the 1980's, ending the night shift, Dalgety's had by then taken over but Paul's Malt became the new owners in 1987.

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    I dont normally freak on explores but what ran through my mind when i saw these two goodies dosnt bare thinking about.......

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    Thanks to the bug for showing us around and for letting me stealing his history ...good looking out....​

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