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Report - L &H Polymers / Reacro Rubber co Northampton March 2011, pic heavy

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Treadstone, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Treadstone

    Treadstone 28DL Full Member
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    Hadn't gone into anywhere for a while and was getting that itch. So when Mookster mailed me about this place I had to go. We popped in for a look a St Crispins en-route, and took a few snaps but nothing really to report - thoughts of doing the clock tower were scotched by the workmen on site so we headed for the main objective.
    I can find very little about the two companies whose names appear on the front of the building, L & H Polymers was sold in 1997, and companies house say it was dissolved, as was Reacro Rubber Co Ltd. Almost every hit from Google seems to be other urbexers. It's big , despite being stripped and vandalized there's plenty of interest and fairly simple access, the only downside is it right next to a giant sewage works and the smell is eye-watering.

    So to the pictures.

    Every abandoned site seems to have a fire extinguisher dumped outside. I can do a gallery of fire extinguishers and have all but a couple of places I've been to.
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    Computer grave yard.

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    View of downstairs stitched from 3 photos.
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    A few bits of machinary can't have been worth enough to merit shifting their weight and bulk, this is a detail from one.
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    This must have been a canteen / rest area. The lonley chairs have got together.
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    We were trying to date when the building was emptied. We found a couple of things from when the place was open with 1999 dates on and some of the graffiti had 2001 in it. This must have been shortly after 9/11

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    The upstairs space was pretty interesting. Somewhere I could do a shoot with a model, and I wouldn't be the first.

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    Detail on a drum of something oily
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    Love the texture the rust is giving the lettering on this sign
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    Another chair, this one is lonley.
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    Health and safety tip, when stairs with bits missing also stuff have stuff growing out of them, it's nature's way of saying find another route.
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    Work can wait.
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    Thanks for looking
     

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