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Report - Guardbridge Paper Mill - Feb. 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by BenCooper, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. BenCooper

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    I first visited Guardbridge in May 2009, not long after it closed - it was a lovely mill to visit, absolutely mint. Now, though, it's quite different - 9 months in the hands of the receivers have not been kind. I'll put before and after pictures when I can work them out.

    First, the power plant - this is one of the parts that will be retained as it's a listed structure.

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    Next, the former turbine house next door.

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    With some interesting stuff left behind - some models and old pictures, plus stacks and stacks of plans.

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    Next, on to the dandy roller store - the dandy roller is what puts the watermark on to the paper.

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    Onto the paper machines - first machine no. 3.

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    Then down the stairs to machines 4 and 5 - and one machine has gone.

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    May 2009:

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    February 2010:

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    The drying drums have been stripped out, and are scattered about.

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    Despite appearances, these machines aren't being scrapped - they're being packed and shipped to Egypt.

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    The main ofices were sealed up tight last May - now they're open, and completely stripped apart from some photographs and promotional materials.

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    Down on the ground floor is the front desk, the mill shop, and an award.

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