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Report - Castmaster Roll, Sheffield - August 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by clebby, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. clebby

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    Castmaster Roll née Davy Roll, Sheffield.

    Visited with Speed.

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    Some history for those who are interested:


    We actually checked this out on the spur of the moment back in May, but at that point it was unclear whether or not the factory had actually closed. It probably would have been doable, but we had bigger fish to fry so decided to fob it off and return at a later date when it was more clear what was going on. A couple of weeks later I stumbled across an online auction catalogue with pictures of pretty much every piece of equipment and machinery in the place, and, if you looked very carefully, you could see enamel lampshades in the background, which everyone knows is the hallmark of quality. Sold!

    Inside it was actually much better than we were expecting. Whilst the machine shop has been totally stripped, the foundry side of things seems to be a lot more intact and old fashioned. However the real highlight is the fantastic first aid room. stuffed full of crazy medical crap and surely one of the best I've seen. There's also a nice bathhouse, a few labs/offices and an air raid shelter knocking about the place, which is more than enough to keep you occupied for an afternoon.

    Some pictures:

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    Nice to see the hood still in place in the foundry:

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    Furnaces:

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    Under the furnaces:

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    A cantilvered staircase to the offices, surely overengineered:

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    First aid room:

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    Air raid shelter:

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  2. clebby

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    The stripped machine shop:

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    Stores:

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    Compressor house:

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    Bathhouse and locker rooms:

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  3. Speed

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    Thats was one crusty pair of Y-fronts!
     
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    Looks like a decent explore to say the least!
    Loving the pics mate :thumb
     
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  5. wellingtonian

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    Really nice mate. Got everything you need there for an excellent explore. Some good signage and bits lying around too. Top report :thumb
     
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    Very impressive.
     
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    As above! Looks grand in there!
     
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  8. Will Knot

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    Pretty bloody nice report that....spot on :thumb
     
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    Excellent report dude :D
     
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  10. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
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    Top shelf stuff again.
     
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    host 28DL Regular User
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    Industrial porn and real porn at it's best...
     
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    2nd last photograph, well worth a :wanker:D
     
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    nice, not seen this one before, good scout and visit :-)
     
  14. Phil72

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    I used to work there, it's my writing on the chalk boards on one of the photographs. Such a shame that a historical building (and company) had to come to an end the way it did. Great memories though. Nice photographs.
     
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