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Report - James Bennett Ltd (Benco Works), Hinckley - June 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Goldie87, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Goldie87

    Goldie87 28DL Regular User
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    James Bennett, manufacturer of ladies underwear, founded his company in 1912, beginning from a workshop in his back garden. The firm was incorporated in 1915 and erected its 'Benco Works' on Rugby Road soon afterwards. One of the last remaining works in this once thriving Leicestershire hosiery town, until recently the front of the place was still looked after like the factories of old, with carefully manicured lawn and highly polished brass company plaque. However a big chunk of the town centre including the Benco works now sits derelict, awaiting demolition for a cinema and supermarket development.

    Had snooped around this one numerous times, but finally managed to get in recently! It looks like only the offices and a small part of the factory were used properly in recent years, the main part having lots of water ingress and decay. Visited with jacquesj, mattdonut, and Mr Sam.

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  2. Ojay

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    Interesting find that, cheers :thumb
     
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    Liked it here, nice shots! Here's some of mine:

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    Well found guys, this looks alreeeet this does :)
     
  5. DyingLlama

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    Looks like a really nice location to me. Someone has definitely had fun with all of the documents and everything :)
     
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    check this place out a few months ago but it was sealed ,theres shit loads of stuff in that area but most of its sealed up
     
  7. Goldie87

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    Indeed this one used to always get sealed back up pretty quickly. They are doing asbestos removal now since this visit, so getting more and more messed up :(
     
  8. WildBoyz

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    Very nice. Really like the office photo.
     
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