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Report - Inverkeithing Paper Mill - January 2009

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Oxygen Thief, Jan 21, 2009.

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    I've generically called it Inverkeithing Paper Mill because that's what it is. The name has changed numerous times over the years. It was losing a million pounds every six months according to the paperwork we found, and was sold to the last owners for 2 million pounds in cash plus a further undefined payment based on stock valuation.

    We got a recce done the previous evening, and realised that we needed far more time and far better light to explore it, so a nice early start the next day found us back in the mill.

    The paper-making side of it is absolutely ruined and stripped out, really there's very little left, and if you're going to visit it for that, you'll be disappointed.

    However, the peripheral side of it, the QA, engineering and electrical side, is absolutely amazing and blew us away.

    One of the first places we made our way to was the QA and chemistry labs...

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    A storeroom, holding samples of paper and production records...

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    A storeroom of science equipment...

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    There were various other offices there as well.

    Back in the factory, this was a typical sight...

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    and this was great, a computer the size of a desk, with a monitor to match...

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    The top floor of the powerhouse...

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    and a lovely old iron spiral staircase...

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    The new offices weren't even worth a picture, apart from this at the end of the corridor...

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    More stripped out factory...

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    Next we aimed for the electricians, engineers and metalwork sheds...

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    The largest blueprint I've ever seen...

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    The old forge, now a welding shop...

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    Old steelwork and patterns...

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    and finally a couple of external pictures, which don't show the true size of this place at all...

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