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Report - Joseph Rank Clarence Mills Hull January 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dave, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. dave

    dave 28DL Regular User
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    Been meaning to do this place for years so finally got round to it and as you will see the place is well trashed now compared to previous reports. Its a bit of a death trap in places best to tackle this place in daylight hours i reckon as some of the wooden floors are a bit dodgy. Great rooftop views despite it being a rainy grey day worth it for this alone.

    Stolen brief history from thestig (sorry mate hope you dont mind)



    Joseph Rank Opened this mill in 1875 under the name of Clarence Mill which stands on the banks of the river Hull. Hull,s own architect W. Alfred Gelder was in charge of the building works.
    During the years the company grew from strength to strength and Hull honoured Joseph Rank with the freedom of the city in 1935
    In 1943 Joseph Rank sadly died and his son James took over and became chairman of the company.
    The wooden machinery was never replaced though newer and more upto date mills and presses were installed.
    During the 2nd world war the mill suffered heavy damage along with Hull itself but that didnt stop production until 2nd December 2005 when at 2AM the machinery was switched off for the final time.
    On with some pics.

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    As this pic shows be careful were you put your feet.

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    Despite fire damage in one of the offices a fair bit of paperwork survives. Some of it quite old.

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    Old letter heads.

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    No shortage of signs in this place.

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    Final pic, on the way out bumped into a fellow explorer/photographer a chap called Paul (not from 28) good to meet you mate hope you got some decent rooftop pics. Despite this place almost on its last legs not too bad an explore though i think i missed it at its best the place is to be redeveloped supposedly in the near future only time will tell.
     

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  2. Pest

    Pest Read comics and sleep all day, = no worries
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    The place is currently undergoing demolition. Sad. :(
     
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