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Report - Clare Tools - Manchester - May 15

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Funlester, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    This place is 5 mins from my works and was a Sunday morning visit with @BrainL

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    The Excelsior Printing and Bookbinding Works was originally opened on the Monday 4th July 1870 and the owner at the time was Mr John Heywood.
    At the time when it was opened this place could take on upto 750 employees and was one of the largest of it kind. Clare Tooling Systems occupied the building around the late 80's early 90's.

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  2. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Nice 1 :thumb could you put the location in the report for those who don't know where it is, cheers
     
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  3. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    Ok Sure, will do that from now on and edited this one now.
     
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    Think this place is gone now, went for a look a few weeks ago but there was some commotion going on out outside the building opposite so gave it a miss. Few days later it was in the Manchester Evening News for collapsing, started pulling it down the next day according to the news article :banghead
     
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  5. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    I heard that to! As work 5 mins away I'm gonna check it out tomorrow on my dinner!
    I'll report what I find!
     
  6. Bigian88

    Bigian88 The Massive Mancunian
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    It looks pretty bad

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  7. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    Yeah a little bit missing seeing though you could have got out on that roof.
    You could prob still get to each floor and the office bit as thats on the other side thats still there. Just if it safe of not but it's properly not.
     
  8. Funlester

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    Thats the bit thats collapsed but from the inside.

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  9. BrainL

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    WOW @Bigian88 that pic is so scary!! Imagine being inside when that happened.. just shows no matter how careful you are this hobby is still dangerous
     
  10. Will Knot

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    Yeah, well trashed now....the collapse....saw it on the news, not be long before its all gone :rolleyes:
     
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    Had a walk past today and the demo is almost done. Probably not safe now:(
     
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