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Report - Fole Dairy, Uttoxeter - May 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by BrainL, May 21, 2016.

  1. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    The Explore
    So after a few explores around Crewe and Stoke we met up with some friends from the North East and headed for this dairy factory.. another one of those places that we were a few years too late but not a bad one to fill a few hours :)

    The History
    Fole dairy occupied the site of Fole Mill, originally built in 1771 for Henry Copestake. The Dairy opened in the 1920s and was originally owned by Co-operative Wholesale Society (C.W.S.) Milk Group, and produced milk and cream. In 1995 management passed to Associated Co-operative Creameries, and finally in 2006 to Dairy Farmers of Britain (D.F.B.). At the time the Dairy closed on 31 March 2009 it employed 246 people.

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  2. HughieD

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    Great set there sir...
     
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  3. BrainL

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    Thank you kind Sir ;)
     
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    Nice pics there. I like the chair on the mossy stuff.
     
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    Very nice, looks like a good way to spend an afternoon :thumb liking the lighting on the pic 3rd from the bottom
     
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    I've seen lot worse mate, nice set of images. your a busy boy at the moment.
     
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    Thanks BrainL, it's local to me so gonna give it a look!!
     
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  8. Bertiebassett

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    Nice pics, passed this place loads of times and remember it when it was open and always wondered what it looked like inside. Cheers.
     
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